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

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

Thursday, 12th April 2018, 08:20 am
Updated Thursday, 12th April 2018, 08:26 am
Police at the scene yesterday.

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

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

Police at the scene yesterday.

READ MORE: Council contractors blamed for major gas leak in Sheffield streetResidents were taken to a refuge base established at Concord Sports Centre as the area was sealed off by police while repair works were conducted.

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

READ MORE: Homes evacuated in Sheffield after major gas leakGas 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.

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

The area was sealed off.

"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."

Police at the scene yesterday.
The area was sealed off.