Road closure and bus cancellations as fire crews battle city centre incident

A road in the city centre was closed as fire services dealt with an 'building fire' leading to bus delays and cancellations.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 6:31 pm
Fire crews leaving the scene of a building fire on Harper Street.

Harper Street, just off York Street between Kirkgate Market and the Bus Station, was closed due to the incident - according to First Bus.

There were major bus delays across the city centre.

Some shortened or full cancellations are 'likely'.

The provider issued this update on Twitter at about 6.15pm: "Many Services operating late, particularly those vehicles caught up in the disruption on Harper Street because of the building fire.

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"Some shortened or full cancellations are likely this evening."

First Bus said these services are impacted:

74/74A - All affected service to divert via Duke Street, Eastgate, Vicar Lane to Duncan Street (if not already stuck in traffic on York Street)

19 19A - All affected service to divert via Duke Street, Eastgate, Vicar Lane to Duncan Street (if not already stuck in traffic on York Street)

16 - All affected service to divert via Duke Street, Eastgate, Vicar Lane to Duncan Street (if not already stuck in traffic on York Street)

5 - 5 - All affected service to divert via Duke Street, Eastgate, Vicar Lane to Duncan Street (if not already stuck in traffic on York Street)

4 - All affected service to divert via Duke Street, Eastgate, Vicar Lane to Duncan Street (if not already stuck in traffic on York Street)

The road is no longer closed.