Newark: damaged gas main

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Cadent was called late last night (8 July) after a report that one of our underground gas mains had been damaged.

The damage occurred on Beacon Hill Road, Newark, where overnight road resurfacing work was taking place.
We have the leak now under control – no-one has been injured and there should be no properties off gas.
Our teams have been working through the night to fix the damage and this work is likely to continue at least through today. This means that although the road was due to reopen at 6am, it will need to stay closed until this work is complete. There is a diversion, but please budget for delays.
The main thing is clearly that everyone is safe, and we have this under control. Our teams will work as fast as possible, with safety the top priority.


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