Roads reopen after major Lincoln gas leak

Roads in Lincoln have reopened and cordons removed after a digger struck a gas main in the Pelham Bridge area.

As reported previously, people were evacuated from the 600m cordoned area after the leak began at just after 2pm.

Main city centre roads, the train and the bus station, were closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Local emergency services have confirmed that all roads have been reopened — except Kesteven Street — and the gas leak has been capped.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “Senior gas officers have declared the situation safe and there is no longer any need for those inside the original cordon to remain indoors.

“The dedicated phone line that was set up earlier has now closed.

“We would like to express our many thanks to all who were affected by the incident for their patience while this situation was resolved.”