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Gas company Cadent has thanked residents of March for their patience after a number of gas leaks in the town.

Roads were closed and residents advised to keep their doors and windows shut while the "gas escapes" were dealt with.

Cambridgeshire Police were also at the scene in the Hundred Road and Robingoodfellow's Lane areas with residents asked to avoid the area.

Gas Leak in Hundred Road - people have been evacuated according to social media reports. (49891659)
Gas Leak in Hundred Road - people have been evacuated according to social media reports. (49891659)

All roads were reopened just after 5pm although Cadent will remain in the area this evening to complete repair works.

In a statement on Twitter Cadent said: "Thank you to all the residents of March who been so patient today, whilst we dealt with a number of gas escapes in their town.

"All roads are now open. We are continuing to work in the area this evening to complete the repairs."

Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that three separate leaks were identified with engineers from Cadent working to make them safe.

Anyone who smells gas is asked to call Cadent Gas on 0800 111 999.



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