Gas leak near Glasgow Airport

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Traffic on the nearby M8 motorway has been affected however Glasgow Airport is operating as normal

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) received a call from police at 03:05 this morning (Friday, 9 September) reporting a suspected gas leak at St Andrew’s Drive in Paisley.

Firefighters have been working with police officers to evacuate nearby premises, which is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the public.

There are no reports of any casualties.

Gas engineers have traced the leak to a subterranean mains pipe and SFRS crews are standing by to assist while they work to isolate it.

There are three fire engines and a specialist vehicle at the scene and crews will continue to work with the other emergency services for the duration of the incident, which is likely to continue for some time.

Traffic on the nearby M8 motorway has been affected and information regarding road closures and restrictions can be found on the Traffic Scotland website:

Glasgow Airport is currently operating as normal. People travelling to it by road are advised to allow additional time for their journeys.

No further information is currently available. Updates will be provided in due course. 

UPDATE: Friday, 9 September at 3:45pm -

This incident has concluded and the last of the SFRS resources left the scene shortly after 3pm.