Whitby Road, Bristol update

Following a multi-agency meeting this morning (Friday 15 January) work to bring the ongoing incident involving the BOC depot in Whitby Road, Bristol, to a conclusion will begin later today.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service appliances, including the High Volume Pump, remain on the scene and it is expected that over the course of today there may be additional emergency vehicles in the local area. However, every effort is being made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

All the agencies involved in this incident would like to thank those affected for their continued patience and understanding.

Members of the local business community have received an update on the latest situation via text message.

At this stage there is no intention to extend the cordon around the BOC depot, but should the need for this arise, those affected will be informed at the earliest opportunity.