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Explosion fears after gas leak

PUBLISHED: 17:53 10 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:40 07 September 2010

RESIDENTS were evacuated from their homes yesterday after workmen drilled through a gas main in Maida Vale

RESIDENTS were evacuated from their homes yesterday after workmen drilled through a gas main in Maida Vale.

Westminster firefighters were called to Chippenham Road at 9.20am and set up a 75metre exclusion zone after fears of a major explosion.

Emergency work was carried out to repair the hole which was caused by contractors for Thames Water and the roads and surrounding area were re-opened by 11.30am.

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