A FOOTPATH between Newport and Wootton has been closed following a gas leak.

The 214 footpath and cycle track was closed at 3pm yesterday (Tuesday), from its junction with Park Road for a distance of 562 metres in a westerly direction.

Southern Gas Networks engineers were called to the scene to investigate and repair the leak.

Diversions have been put in place affecting Crematorium Road, Lushington Hill, Racecourse and Park Road.

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