MOTORISTS are facing delays all day as a busy route is completely closed due to a gas leak.

The A3102 in Calne has been closed in both directions between White Horse Way and the Stockley turnoff.


Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Rescue Service are currently on-site with Wiltshire Police and the gas board. 

Emergency services have announced that the road will be closed for the rest of the day.

Calne Police has shared: "Please be advised that the road is closed on the A3102 for the foreseeable future at Mile Elm Calne due to a gas leak. Emergency services are in attendance."

A spokesman for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service added: "Local residents should be aware that due to the prevailing winds, gas will be smelt in the area for several hours."

They are urging people to find another route. 

Josh Williams Trim, Wales & West Utilities Gas Emergency Service Manager for Calne said: "We were called to reports of a gas leak on the A3102 in Calne this morning (16 May) and immediately sent out engineers to investigate. 

"When we arrived, we found a leak on a gas pipe running beneath the road and, as a precaution, the emergency services had closed a section of the road in both directions. No properties have been evacuated. Whilst there has been no impact on the supply of gas to the area, a small number of homes are affected by our works, and we are contacting them directly to provide any additional support they require. 

"A diversion route is being put in place, though we would advise motorists to plan alternative routes if possible. 

We do not yet know how long our work will take. Our engineers are working as safely and as quickly as possible to fix this leak. While the smell of gas in the area may be strong, this is no cause for concern. However, if you do smell gas, call us immediately on 0800 111 999.

"We’re sorry for the disruption that our work will cause. However, it’s important that we fix this leak as soon as possible. We appreciate the patience and understanding of local residents and road users while we carry out this essential repair.”