VIDEO: Engineers return to site of major Sheffield gas leak to complete works

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Engineers have returned to the site of a major gas leak - which yesterday forced the evacuation of residents - to complete road resurfacing works.

As many as 60 people - including pensioners aged in their 80s, a wheelchair user and children - were evacuated from their homes in Hatfield House Lane and Winkley Terrace in

Police at the scene yesterday.

Police at the scene yesterday.

Shiregreen in the early hours of yesterday morning after workmen hit a pipe.

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Residents were taken to a refuge base established at Concord Sports Centre as the area was sealed off by police while repair works were conducted.

People were not allowed back home until about 7pm last night.

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Gas company Cadent said engineers will return to the site to finish planned road resurfacing works, which are due to be completed over the course of this week between 7pm and 7am.

The area was sealed off.

The area was sealed off.

A company spokesman said: "The gas main had been damaged earlier in the day by third party contractors carrying out work in the road.

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"Cadent will be returning to the area to complete repairs to the network, but this work should not affect residents gas supplies.

"Gas supplies to the area have been maintained throughout the incident.

"We would like to thank local residents for their patience and cooperation during this incident."