A12 closed and homes may be evacuated after gas leak

Wangford gas leak

A large amount of emergency services are on the scene on the A12 - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Emergency services have been called to the A12 at Wangford in Suffolk this afternoon after a serious gas leak.

The A12 is closed in both directions and a 60m cordon is in place around the affected gas main. 

The A12 remains closed at Wangford

The A12 remains closed at Wangford - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said that they were awaiting the arrival of Cadent to look at the situation further. 

He said it was a possibility that there may need to be some evacuations in the area but that this would be decided upon Cadent's advice. 

Six fire crews from across north and east Suffolk were called to the incident. 

Suffolk police are also on the scene. 

No casualties have been reported. 

Police have closed the A12 as a result of the leak

Police have closed the A12 as a result of the leak - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A12 reopens after gas leak

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The A12 was closed for more than five hours today after a serious gas leak at Wangford. 

Suffolk police had a 60m cordon in place around the affected gas main from 12.30pm, before the A12 was reopened at around 5pm. 

The A12 at Wangford has been closed in both firections due to a serious gas leak. Picture: Sarah Luc

Suffolk police are at the A12 at Wangford, which has been closed in both directions due to a serious gas leak. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Suffolk firefighters also left the site of a serious gas leak at Wangford at 2.20pm after two hours, following advice from gas suppliers Cadent.

The A12 at Wangford has been closed in both firections due to a serious gas leak. Picture: Sarah Luc

The A12 at Wangford has been closed in both directions due to a serious gas leak. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A Cadent spokeswoman said: “We were called out to the A12 earlier today [Tuesday, May 25] due to reports of a gas escape.

“Engineers are working to repair the pipe as quickly as possible and the road has been closed in both directions for safety reasons.

"There is no impact to gas supply in the area."

The A12 at Wangford has been closed in both firections due to a serious gas leak. Picture: Sarah Luc

Suffolk police is at A12 at Wangford, which has been closed in both directions due to a serious gas leak. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

In total, six fire crews from across north and east Suffolk attended the scene, with a Suffolk Fire and Rescue spokesman saying there were no evacuations to any of the homes in the area. 

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