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UPDATE - Cordon lifted after gas leak in Bridgnorth

Please see the update in bold below.

Earlier today (Monday 20 May) a police cordon was put in place whilst officers worked with colleagues from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service in Bridgnorth to respond to a reported gas leak.

Gas engineers have isolated the leak, and it is now safe for the majority of residents to return to their homes. Western Power engineers are currently working to restore electricity that is off in part of the High Street.

A small cordon will remain in place overnight and several residents are being housed for the evening by Bridgnorth Town Council.

This morning (Tuesday), the cordon has been lifted although utility companies will remain in the area.

Superintendent Jon Marsden said: "The gas leak in Bridgnorth High Street has been isolated, the cordon has been scaled down and the majority of residents from the area are now able to return home.

"Those that aren't able to return to their homes are being kept informed of developments and have been housed for the evening by Shropshire Council.

"I am pleased to say there have been no casualties during the incident  and I  would like to thank the local residents for their patience and understanding the need for us to secure the leak and make the area safe.

"This has involved many agencies from across the area including local authority, fire service, NHS,  gas and electricity companies. I would like to thank all those involved for pulling together to respond quickly to the incident."

Issued: 8.45pm, 200519, MC

Updated: 9.15pm, Tuesday 21 May, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications


Published 20/05/19