Road closure: Gas engineers carry out essential repair in Datchworth near Knebworth

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Essential repairs currently being carried out on Mardleybury Road
  • Road closure in place between White Horse Lane and Rectory Lane
  • Signed diversion in place
  • Cadent is currently carrying out essential work to repair a gas main in Mardleybury Road, Datchworth.
    In order to replace the gas main safely a road closure has had to be implemented on Mardleybury Road between White Horse Lane and Rectory Lane and a signed diversion has been put in place.
    Cadent is doing all it can to repair the gas main as soon as possible so the road can be reopened.
    Local gas supplies have not been affected by the gas escape or the work. 
    Cadent Network Supervisor Philip Pearson said: “We’re doing all we can to complete the work as soon as possible.”
    He added: “We’re sorry for any inconvenience our essential repairs may be causing however we need to do the work to ensure safe and reliable gas supplies are maintained to the area.”
    For more information on the work people can call 0845 835 1111 or email
    To find out more about Cadent‘s gas mains work go to
    Suspected gas escapes should be reported on 0800 111 999* (All calls to the National Gas Emergency Service line may be recorded and monitored).


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