A MAJOR road has been closed due to a gas leak.

The A36 is closed in both directions between Salisbury Road, Ower and Crawley Hill, West Wellow.

Residents in Blackhill have reported that a police cordon has been in place since 8am.

SGN was called to the scene this morning, and a spokesperson for the company said the A36 is unlikely to be open again today, as technicians attempt to stem the gas flow.

Drivers are being warned of delays on approach, and are advised to avoid the area as SGN works to contain the leak.

Diversions are currently in place.

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