Explosion causes traffic chaos in Sheffield city centre

An explosion is causing traffic chaos in Sheffield city centre following an explosion outside a supermarket.

Friday, 27th October 2017, 11:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:05 am
Motorists are caught up in queues in Sheffield city centre following an earlier blaze

An underground electrical fire broke out earlier this morning, close to the entrance to the Co-op on the corner of Glossop Road and Clarkson Street.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Police officers have cordoned off the area and firefighters are at the scene along with Northern Powergrid engineers.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area but those caught up in queues said surrounding roads are badly affected.