EMERGENCY repairs are being carried out to a gas main in a North-East market town.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) fixing the problem in Chester-le-Street, and North Burns from Pelton Fell Road to the junction of North Burns and South Burns has been closed.

A signed diversion is in place.

Site manager Andrew Coates said: “The safety of members of the public is our first priority and we would like to thank customers for bearing with us while we carry out this essential repair work. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience.”