Marine Terrace remains shut as emergency repairs to gas main continue

The road remains closed Photo Isabelle de Ridder

Marine Terrace in Margate is still shut today (January 30) as gas mains work outside Dreamland continues.

Gas company SGN started the emergency repairs yesterday (January 29) and workmen are on site again today.

The company says: “ For everyone’s safety, we need to temporarily close Marine Terrace both ways. A signed diversion is in place for motorists via Belgrave Road, Ramsgate Road, Margate Road, Park Road, A299 Canterbury Road and the A28.

“It’s too early to say how long our repairs will take to complete at this stage, but we’ll be working around the clock.”

Photo Isabelle de Ridder

The works have resulted in a build up of traffic in surrounding roads and a diversion for bus users.

Stagecoach is asking passengers using the Margate-Canterbury service to use the stop at Cecil Square, saying: “Due to emergency road closure due to gas leak, our Canterbury service will not be able to serve Margate seafront. For those wanting to catch bus to Canterbury wait at the Loop stop outside the council offices. Sorry any inconvenience caused.”

SGN has not yet issued an update on when works will be completed.


  1. Not much urgent work going on there, and if it’s closed for safety then why are pedestrians allowed to walk right past the leak?
    There is chaos on these roads due to an accident closing the alternative route as well.

  2. What urgent work?
    Perhaps it’s tea break time, or maybe it’s an extended break, continuing from yesterday.

    But why is the road closed due to safety, when you can walk through it.

    I can smell something, don’t think it’s gas though, smells more like bull ****

  3. It’s the same old any excuss to close a road to make it impossible for motorists and a night mere why are there people allowed to walk thru.

  4. IOTN, can you contact them for another quote informing us why they’re NOT actually “working around the clock” as promised?!

    70 minutes to get from Sea Bathing to College Road today. Sea front, Hartsdown Road and Shottendane Road all at a standstill.

    With profits such as these companies make, working around the clock should not be impossible for them.

  5. It’s a lie SGN are not working round the clock, 7pm last night nobody’s there. 08.00 this morning there was 2 blokes in a van working on supping tea. Shame we have such a spineless council that can’t manage to pressure SGN to pull a finger out. We or Emergency services cant even use this main artery. UNACCEPTABLE!!!

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