Elland bypass completely reopen after gas works

Elland bypass
Elland bypass

Elland bypass is now fully reopen after two days of work to repair a gas leak.

The road was closed between the junction with Stainland Road and the junction signposted Lowfields Business Park while Northern Gas Networks carried out emergency gas works to repair the damage.

VIDEO: Part of Elland bypass re-opens

The Calderdale Way between Halifax and Huddersfield was closed all day on Wednesday causing major delays on surrounding routes.

Parts of the road were reopened on Thursday with a contraflow system and at 5am this morning (Friday) the road was completely reopened.

Calderdale Council confirmed that lane restrictions are being put in place on Elland bypass while Northern Gas Networks repair the gas main.

Elland bypass

Elland bypass

UPDATE: Part of Elland bypass reopens but long delays still expected

The damage to the gas main was caused late on Tuesday by a third party contractor carrying out work in the area.

Neil Travers, Operations Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience road users may encounter and thank them for their patience as we work to complete this emergency gas work as safely and quickly as possible.” Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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