A security alert is underway in the New Lodge area of North Belfast following the discovery of a suspicious object.
Around 20 homes have been evacuated in the Lepper Street area and residents are being diverted to a community centre on North Queen Street.
The road's been closed between New Lodge Road and Hillman Street.
Lepper St in north Belfast has been closed between New Lodge Rd and Hillman St following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area. A number of homes also evacuated— PSNI (@PoliceServiceNI) 6 May 2019
Army technical officers have been called in to examine the device - which was found down a drain.
Local councillor Paul McCusker has been speaking to Q Radio: