Street cordoned off after gas leak

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A large section of a busy main road was cordoned off after a gas leak.

Cadent Gas were called to Lord Street in Leigh town centre at around 10.15am after picking up readings of gas at a nearby property, during a routine inspection.

Police and fire crews were also called to the scene, but this is believed to have been as a precaution after initial difficulties getting inside the property.

A spokesman for Cadent Gas confirmed that the gas supply has been capped off and the property and surrounding street is now safe.