Springfield Road to reopen following gas leak in Grantham

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A road closed this morning due to a gas leak is being reopened, police have confirmed.

Springfield Road was closed earlier this morning after a problem with an underground cable caused a pavement to rise.

Neighbours in the area were told to prepare for evacuation – fortunately, this was not necessary.

It is believed the cable was damaged during building work in the Kedleston Road area.

A road closure was in place in Springfield Road between the junctions with Harlaxton Road and Huntingtower Road, and between between Harris Way and Caunt Road, from 10.30am.

A police spokesman said there is ‘no need for residents or business owners to be evacuated’.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and engineers with National Grid and Western Power Distribution remain at the scene while further investigation is carried out.

** This comes as several short electricity power cuts have occurred in parts of Grantham this morning (Monday). In a tweet, Western Power Distribution said: “All supplies in #NG31 #Grantham have now been restored. Apologies to all customers affected.”