04:00PM, Friday 06 September 2019
Update Saturday, September 7, 11.20am
Road users were told to avoid Whitby Road in Slough yesterday afternoon following a gas leak.
A crew from Slough went to the incident near Frank Sutton Way following reports of a leak at 1.47pm.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted asking people to ‘avoid the area wherever possible while we deal with the incident’.
The leak was the result of two-inch gas main that was ruptured during building works at a site on the corner of Frank Sutton Way.
The crew from Slough closed Whitby Road while gas distribution network Cadent fixed the pipe.
As well as working to fix the leak Cadent also knocked on people’s doors in the area to check gas metres for gas levels, and to tell them to keep their windows and doors closed.
Slough were at the scene until 6pm when Cadent had stemmed the leak, however the road continued to be closed into the evening while Cadent carried out further maintenance.
A spokeswoman for Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 1.47pm on Friday, 6 September, we received reports of a gas leak on Whitby Road, Slough.
A Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crew from Slough was sent to the scene.
Please avoid the area wherever possible as there may be heavy traffic."
Slough Borough Council has confirmed the 'incident' is a gas leak. The road is likely to be closed all evening.
UPDATE: Whitby Road, near Frank Sutton Way, is closed to traffic, and is likely to be all evening, as work to repair a gas leak is ongoing. Gas engineers are on site.— SBC (@SloughCouncil) September 6, 2019
A crew from Slough Fire station is currently dealing with an 'incident' on Whitby Road, near Frank Sutton.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: "Please avoid the area wherever possible while we deal with the incident."
Slough Borough Council has also asked drivers to avoid the are and said emergency services were on the scene.
Updates to follow.
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