Damaged gas pipe leads to leak in Edinburgh street

Engineers have been called to a gas leak on Merchiston Crescent.

Emergency services called SGN about the leak. Picture: TSPL
Emergency services called SGN about the leak. Picture: TSPL

The incident happened shortly after 12pm on Thursday.

The road was closed in both directions to traffic.

A spokesman for SGN said the company had been alerted to the leak - caused by damage to a gas pipe - by the emergency services.

He said: “We are dealing with it and hope to complete repairs by close of play on Thursday.”

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It is not yet known how the pipe was damaged.

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