A busy Salisbury road was closed by the emergency services after someone reported a smell of gas.

The emergency services were called to Fisherton Street at 1.15pm on Saturday, April 20. 

Fisherton Street has been closed to vehicles all afternoon, but the Journal understands that businesses remain open. 

One eye witness told the Journal that the smell of gas was 'quite bad'. 

A cordon is in place at the roundabout which links South Western Road and Dews Road. 

Live updates: City road closed by emergency services due to 'smell of gas'

Salisbury Journal: A spokesperson from Southern Gas Networks (SGN) said: "A member of the public did the right thing and reported a smell of gas on 0800 111 999.

"The local Fire Service closed the road as a safety precaution.

"Our engineers are carrying out investigative work and we'll know within the next few hours if the road can be re-opened or not.

"We’d like to apologise to the local community and motorists for the inconvenience this is causing."

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A Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "We were called to Fisherton Street, Salisbury at 1.15pm today (April 20) after a smell of gas was reported. Two crews, from Salisbury and Wilton, attended to maintain scene safety until SGN engineers arrived.

"They are now on scene and Wilton have been released. Investigations into the cause of the smell are continuing."

Wiltshire Police have been approached for comment. 

The closure is likely adding to the driving woes around Salisbury. Back in August, works for the Fisherton Gateway Project began - turning the road into a one-way street. 

 The overall Fisherton Gateway scheme won’t be completed until Summer 2024.