AN emergency road closure is in place in Poole due to a gas leak.

Mossley Avenue has been closed at the junction with Alder Road by SGN.

Bradley Barlow, spokesperson for gas distribution company SGN, said: "We’re carrying out an emergency repair to our gas network in Alder Road, Poole.

"For everyone's safety, we’ve temporarily closed Alder Road at its junction with Mossley Avenue. A signed diversion is in place for motorists.

"It's too early to say how long it will take to complete our repair, but we’re working to reopen the road as soon as possible."