Roads around a huge warehouse fire by St Mary's Stadium have been closed for days - but they could be reopening sooner than you think.

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service have announced that the road closures around St Mary’s Stadium should be lifted later today, more than two days after the warehouse blaze that gripped the city on Wednesday lunchtime.

The fire service has said they plan to reopen the closed roads around the Southampton FC football ground when they leave the scene this evening.

Daily Echo: This morning, Hampshire and IOW Fire and Rescue Service said that it is dealing with the last remaining hotspots and is liaising with demolition teams to clear the destroyed warehouse.

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The fire service is due to make re-inspections over the weekend but will be handing the site over to demolition crews to take down the remainder of the destroyed structure.

It is understood this could take place next week.

The roads that are currently subject to closures are:

  • Britannia Road/Belvidere Road/Marine Parade (B3038)
  • Chapel Road, near Cabot House
  • Junction of Albert Road North/Central Bridge
  • Canute Road/Crosshouse Road/Endle Street

Footbridges are also closed from:

  • Northam Road leading to the stadium
  • Marsh Lane to Chantry Road

A spokesperson for the fire service said: “We are hoping to handover the incident and leave the scene at some stage today, so hopefully following that roads will be reopened.

 “Two crews are currently on the scene dealing with the last remaining hotspots, and we expect that we will return periodically to conduct re-inspections over the weekend.

 “Firefighters are liaising with utility companies and demolition teams in regard to next steps.”

Despite burning so close to Southampton’s beloved football ground, Southampton FC has confirmed to that St Mary's Stadium has not suffered fire damage as a result of the industrial estate blaze.

After the cancellation of the Southampton match against Preston North End on Wednesday evening, Southampton’s match against Sunderland was also thrown into question.

As reported in the Echo today, the club has confirmed that Saints will take on Sunderland at St Mary's on Saturday as scheduled.