Sheffield road expected to be closed for hours following major gas leak

A police cordon is in place following the discovery of a major gas leak in Sheffield this morning (Pic: BBC Radio Sheffield)
A police cordon is in place following the discovery of a major gas leak in Sheffield this morning (Pic: BBC Radio Sheffield)

A Sheffield road is expected to be closed for a number of hours today because of a major gas leak.

Hatfield House Lane in Shiregreen is closed at its junction with Bellhouse Road and a police cordon is in place to keep traffic and pedestrians away from the area.

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Residents from Hatfield House Lane and Winkley Terrace were evacuated from their homes in the early hours and offered emergency accommodation at Concord Sports Centre, where a number still remain this morning.

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Engineers are carrying out emergency repairs.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the police cordon is expected to remain in place for a number of hours.