Road and busy bus route cordoned off in middle of Sheffield city centre

A road and busy bus route in the middle of Sheffield city centre remains cordoned off.

Monday, 15th July 2019, 5:31 pm
Pinstone Street is cordoned off to traffic in Sheffield city centre

Pinstone Street has been sealed off to cars and buses since this morning as engineers deal with an issue with the city’s ‘District Energy’ scheme.

There is a leak in the network, which is resulting in steam rising from below the road.

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Pinstone Street in Sheffield city centre

The District Energy scheme, operated by waste contractor Veolia, provides buildings in Sheffield city centre and the surrounding areas with hot water generated through incinerating waste that cannot be recycled.

Tom Finnegan-Smith, head of strategic transport and infrastructure at Sheffield Council, said: “Our engineers have been on site at Pinstone Street since this morning and are working to establish a timeframe for repairing the burst District Heating main.

Pinstone Street is cordoned off this morning

“Once a timescale has been confirmed, we will be able to advise on how long the road closure will be in place.

“All traffic is currently being diverted to other routes and we will continue to communicate updates on our social media platforms.”