Gardaí urge caution after major gas leak in Drogheda

There is a major gas leak in the Beamore Road area of Drogheda.

Due to a fractured main at the railway bridge, gardaí are advising residents in the area to close all windows and external doors.

A spokesperson for Gas Networks Ireland confirmed that the gas was natural gas and is detectable by smell.

They said in a statement this evening that there had been third-party damage to a gas main and that work is underway to manage the situation.

They are working in co-operation with emergency services who are at the scene and apologised for any inconvenience caused by the disruption.

Traffic diversions are in place and investigations are underway.

The railway bridge on Beamore Road. Photo: Google Maps

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