One of the main routes into Lyme Regis has been shut due to ongoing essential gas main works.

The B3165 Silver Street has been closed both ways from A3052 Pound Street to Pound Road following a gas leak in the area.

Bradley Barlow, a spokesperson for gas distribution company SGN said: “We are carrying out repairs to our gas network in Silver Street, following a reported gas leak on Saturday, September 16.

“For everyone’s safety, we’ve temporarily closed Silver Street around our work area and will reopen the road when it’s safe to do so.

The works have been ongoing since September 16 and are expected to finish on Monday, September 25.

Delays are likely in the area.