UPDATE: Ongoing repairs after Portarlington gas leak

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

UPDATE: Ongoing repairs after Portarlington gas leak

Railway Mews, Portarlington where the gas leak occurred.

There was a gas leak at a house in Portarlington on Monday which led to a number of houses at Railway Mews in the town being evacuated.

The leak was reported to Gas Networks Ireland at 12:35pm. The leak was caused by third party damage to a gas pipeline.

Gas Networks Ireland technical staff were on site on Monday evening repairing the leak.

The leak was repaired and the road was still being repaired at 10:00am on Tuesday morning. 

A spokesperson for Gas Networks Ireland stated: "Gas Networks Ireland was requested to attend an incident at 89 Railway Mews, Portarlington, Co. Laois yesterday (Monday) in response to a third party damage to a gas pipeline. The pipeline has now been repaired and crews are currently onsite reinstating the road."

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