Police called to Cambs road after 'large gas leak' leads to emergency repairs

Police road closed sign
The road was closed by police (file image) -Credit:(Stock image)

Police were called to a Cambs road after reports of a "large gas leak". Cambridgeshire Constabulary said a cordon was put in place on Weasenham Lane, Wisbech on Friday afternoon (May 17).

Officers were called out at 3pm. Drivers were warned of delays to their journeys and told to avoid the area.

An initial update from police said officers were "dealing with an incident" in the area. The road later re-opened after emergency repairs were carried out.

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Police said in a statement on the incident: "We were called at 3pm today (17 May) with reports of a large gas leak in Weasenham Lane, Wisbech. The road was closed at the junction with Cromwell Road and a cordon put in place as a precaution.

"Gas engineers attended the scene and the leak has been stopped."

Earlier, police said the road would "re-open as soon as possible". A later update at just after 4.30pm said it was now fully open and could be accessed as normal.

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