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Engineers work 'through the night' on Truro gas leak

Engineers work 'through the night' on Truro gas leak

Published by Emma Carton at 7:19am 29th January 2020. (Updated at 9:00am 29th January 2020)

Engineers have been working through the night to try to fix a gas leak under a busy road in Truro.

Lane closures at Tregolls, near the junction with the Trafalgar Roundabout, sparked four-mile queues on Tuesday.

Wales & West Utilities has said they will need to keep those in place until Wednesday afternoon, to let the new road surface set.

It has apologised to commuters in a new statement on Wednesday morning, but says the work is essential to safeguard local supplies.

Tregolls Road
Engineers are working to fix a gas leak under a busy road in Truro, but still do not know how long the repairs will take. Photo: Google Maps

"We have been working in the Tregolls Road area of Truro to repair a leak on a gas pipe running beneath the road.

"In agreement with Cornwall Council and to keep the local community, road users and our colleagues safe while we work, we closed a lane running in both directions along Tregolls Road at its junction with Trafalgar Roundabout.

"Our engineers have worked through the night and have now repaired the leak. In order to fill in the holes that we have dug and give the new road surface time to set, we will need to keep the lane closures in place until this afternoon (29 January).  

"We would like to thank the public for their patience whilst we fixed this leak.

"We appreciate that working on roads such as these is not ideal, and always try hard to keep disruption to a minimum.

"It was important that we fixed this leak as soon as possible to keep the gas flowing so that people can heat their homes and power their businesses".

Steve Bakes, Wales & West Utilities

"One lane closed due to gas main work on A39 Tregolls Road in both directions between Trevithick Road and B3284 St Austell Street (Trafalgar roundabout).

"Lane closures are in place to repair a leaky gas pipe".

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