31/07/2003

Major Belfast centre gas leak causes office chaos

Hundreds of workers have been evacuated from their offices following a serious gas leak in Belfast.

It is believed that a digger struck a gas main in Donegall Quay causing part of Belfast city centre to be closed off.

Fire crews and Pheonix Natural Gas have been tasked to the scene.

Road diversions were initially put in place with roads closed at Donegall Quay, Corporation Street, York Street, Great Patrick Street, Waring Street, Custom House Square, Victoria Street and the M3 flyover. However, they have now been reopened.

The gas supply in the area is expected to be cut off shortly however workers are unlikely to get back to work for several hours.

(MB)

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