March, Cambridgeshire - Gas escapes

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Thursday 8 March 2021 - 17:00 update

Engineers from Cadent have stayed in March today to finalise their work and complete some safety checks.

Hundred Road is opend for access only to residents and will be opened fully for the weekend.

17:30 update
All roads have been re-opened in March, Cambridgeshire. 

Work continues on the repairs to the damaged gas pipes on Hundred Road, Robingoodfellow’s Lane and Wisbech Road.

Engineers are continuing to visit homes and businesses, for those who have reported a smell of gas in their property. 

We will remain in March until all work and safety checks have been completed.

Thank you to residents of March for their understanding and patience today.


Gas emergency service, Cadent is aware of a number of gas escapes in March, Cambridgeshire.  Our engineers on site and are working with the emergency services to ensure the safety of people in the area.
Our teams are working on Hundred Road, Robingoodfellow’s Lane and Wisbech Road in March, to stop the gas escapes and repair the pipes.  At this time we would advise people to avoid these areas for the next few hours.
We have received over 140 calls in the March area and we have drafted in additional engineers to help to visit each report of a smell of gas.
If you do smell gas inside your home or business, please open your doors and windows to let the gas out and call us, immediately on 0800 111 999 for further safety instructions.
The cause of the gas escapes are unknown at this time.  Our priority is to stop the gas escapes, repair the pipes and ensure we have visited every reported smell of gas in March as soon as possible.

For further advice on what to do if you smell gas:



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