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Exeter city centre cordon in place after gas main fractured

Emergency services in Longbrook Street, Exeter
Image caption The fire service said the main was damaged in Longbrook Street

A cordon has been put in place in Exeter city centre after a gas main was fractured by workmen.

The fire service said the main in Longbrook Street was damaged at about 14:00 BST while builders were renovating an empty shop.

Parts of New North Road, Blackall Road, Sidwell Street and Paris Street were closed and a 330ft (100m) cordon put in place.

Wales & West Utilities said engineers were making repairs to the main.

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