Reports of a gas leak in the Pinhoe Area
Scott Pengilley, Wales & West Utilities Operational Manager for Exeter, said: "We were alerted to reports of a smell of gas in the Pinhoe Road area of Exeter last night (08 October) and immediately sent an engineer to the scene.
"After working to discover the source of the smell, our engineers found a leak on a gas pipe running beneath Pinhoe Road, and are now working to repair it.
"In agreement with Devon County Council and to keep the local community, road users and our colleagues safe while we work, we have closed a lane along Pinhoe Road at its junction with Widgery Road. This means that there is no right turn from Pinhoe Road onto Widgery Road. The left-hand turn remains unaffected.
“Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we expect to fix the leak and fully reopen Pinhoe Road by tomorrow afternoon. Our engineers will be working around the clock to resolve this issue as safely and as quickly as possible.
“We appreciate that working on roads such as this is not ideal, but it is important that we fix this leak now, in order to continue to provide a safe and reliable supply of gas to homes and businesses.”