Last Thursday (23rd April) police were called to Stamford's Rutland Terrace in Stamford, after reports of a gas leak. Fire and Rescue also responded, and the road was closed, with both sides of the street being evacuated as a safety measure.
British Gas staff engineers together with construction workers arrived and a hole was found in an underground pipe. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.
National Grid engineers plugged the leak, and the the diversions around Tinwell Road and St Peter's Street were lifted at about 6.30pm. They had been told about the problem at about 2.30, after the 4" metal gas pipe was cut through during a water pipe disconnection. They said that they evacuated the road so that their engineers could repair the pipe safely, but supplies weren't cut off to any properties.
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