Broxburn gas leak: Properties and businesses evacuated as emergency services attend major gas leak in West Lothian
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The leak, on East Main Street in Broxburn, is being attended by engineers from Scotia Gas Networks as well as the emergency services.
A spokesperson from SGN confirms that there has been third party damage in the area which has caused the leak.
Engineers are on site to investigate and are working to secure the leak, though it is not sure how long this will take it is not thought to have been completed in the next “couple of hours.”
Fire service confirm that they are assisting the engineers and providing support where needed.
They have two appliances on the scene and have said that they are working to make the area safe.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Police are currently in attendance on East Mains Road, Broxburn following the report of a gas leak around 9.40am on Thursday, 14 January, 2021.
“A cordon is currently in place and a number of nearby properties and business have been evacuated as a precaution.
“There are a number of road closures in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area at this time and use an alternative route.”
This is an ongoing incident and we will update as news comes in.
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