UPDATE Probe into 'dangerous substances' in flat ongoing after street locked down for hours

Fire crews wearing specialist clothing have been seen entering a flat in Glasgow's East End amid a 'hazardous substances' probe. 

Our exclusive images from Shettleston Road show firefighters wearing what appears to be hazmat suits entering they tenement block. They put on gas masks as they entered the building.

It comes after we reported that the discovery of potentially hazardous substances has prompted a 999 response to the residential street this afternoon.

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The specialist teams appear to be inspecting the second floor of a block of flat. 

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Shettleston Road is closed at Fernan Street, St Mark Street, Blair Street and Old Shettleston Road.

Police, fire and ambulance crews are at the scene alongside specialist incident units.

In a statement, Police Scotland said: "Police and emergency services are in attendance at a property in Shettleston Road, Glasgow, following the discovery of potentially hazardous substances within Shettleston Road is closed at Fernan Street, St Mark Street, Blair Street and Old Shettleston Road."

It is understood the lockdown of the road happened just after 1pm. 

Several bus services have been diverted due to the incident.

One resident said: “I live down Shettleston Road and I can’t get in to my flat.”

Another resident said: “ I asked police what’s going on but they won’t say.”

A spokesperson for First Bus advised commuters on social media that four services had been affected.

They wrote: "SERVICE UPDATE - 2/46/60/60a Due to a fire at Shettleston Rd, we are diverting via Old Shettleston Rd, Fernan St W-bound, Old Shettleston Rd, Chester St E-bound."