Northern Gas Network, who are carrying out work in Blaydon, have encountered a major problem with the existing steel pipe running from the A695 roundabout to the bottom of Blaydon Bank. Their gas monitoring in the area indicates this is now an emergency situation, so they will begin work at 6pm on Saturday 4 November to install a new section of pipe from the bus station access road to the bottom of Blaydon Bank.
Due to the urgency of the work, their works will be continuous throughout the night.
They do not anticipate any road closures, but some traffic disruption is likely and some bus stops at Blaydon bus station – mostly affecting buses to and from Winlaton – will need to be re-located around the corner. Please check at the bus station for more information.
NGN expect to finish on the morning of Monday 6th November, with all works in the area completed by Friday (10 November).