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Residents in a block of flats in Wisbech were evacuated on Friday (22) night following a major gas leak.

Norwich Road in Wisbech was closed on Friday night because of a gas leak. (7401303)
Norwich Road in Wisbech was closed on Friday night because of a gas leak. (7401303)

The incident happened at around 10pm in Norwich Road and police closed the road between Boyces Road and Clarkson Avenue while engineers carried out repairs.

A spokesman for Cadent, the firm responsible for maintaining the gas network, said: "Cadent was called out at 10.42pm on Friday by the emergency services to reports of damage to a pressure reduction facility- a piece of equipment that regulates pressure on the local gas network- at the junction of Norwich Road and Boyce’s Road in Wisbech.

"Our emergency engineers attended the scene and made safe a gas escape, leaving the scene shortly after 12.30am with other Cadent engineers remaining on site to carry out further work to the facility."

Report a gas leak: on 0800 111 999



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