A major northbound route out of Liverpool city centre is closed until further notice for emergency gas repairs.
National Grid have asked the city council to shut the north bound carriageway of Waterloo Road/Regent Road between Bath Street and Paisley Street with immediate effect due to a suspected leak. National Grid will be working 24 hours a day and seven days a week to repair the leak.
Drivers are being advised to allow extra time for journeys and consider alternative routes because the closure will lead to significant delays around the area, particularly at peak times.
Alternative routes will be signed and are available via Leeds Street, Vauxhall Road, Commercial Road and Sandhills Lane or Paisley Street, Waterloo Road and Regent Road for non HGV traffic – however routes are already extremely busy due to the closure of Great Howard Street for bridge replacement.