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Enfield gas leak: Homes evacuated

Enfield repair work
Image caption A cordon remains in St Andrews Road, the source of the gas leak

About 120 people have had to leave their homes and businesses because of a large gas leak in Enfield, north London, police said.

Officers were called at 00:30 GMT to reports of a leak in St Andrews Road caused by road maintenance work.

The town centre was closed to traffic and pedestrians and Enfield Town train station was also shut.

At 06:00 police said the station had reopened but a cordon remained in St Andrews Road.

Residents were taken to Enfield Civic Centre where blankets and hot drinks were provided.

A spokeswoman for National Grid said the utility firm was carrying out resurfacing work when a planer clipped a gas valve.

No homes have been left without gas, she added.

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