Stretch of A12 northbound to close in Yoxford from November 15-17 due to gas work

File image of roadworks being carried out. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

File image of roadworks being carried out. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Drivers are warned to expect delays while engineers carry out “essential” repairs to leaking gas mains in an east Suffolk village.

Work is expected to begin on the A12 northbound in Yoxford after morning rush hour on Wednesday and it is currently anticipated to be completed on Friday.

Due to the depth of the gas main, engineers will need to dig a hole in the road to locate and repair the leak.

A closure will be in place for a short stretch of the A12 at the southern end of the village heading north toward Blythburgh.

Two-way temporary traffic lights will be installed while Cadent carries out the repairs.

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Mark Howells, Cadent network supervisor, said: “We will do all we can to complete the work as soon as possible including working extended hours.

“We’re sorry for any disruption this essential repair may cause however the work must be done to help ensure the local community keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating.”

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Local gas supplies are not expected to be interrupted during the work.

For more information on the work, call 0845 835 1111 or email

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