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Lambeth Road sealed off due to leaking gas cylinder

London SE1 website team

Part of Lambeth Road was closed for nearly two hours on Tuesday afternoon due to a leaking butane gas cylinder.

Lambeth Road sealed off due to leaking gas cylinder
Lambeth Road sealed off due to leaking gas cylinder

The incident led to the closure of Lambeth Road between Hercules Road and Albert Embankment, including Pratt Walk.

The Metropolitan Police's major incident centre at 109 Lambeth Road was at the centre of the evacuated area.

Early reports described a "chemical incident" although a "non-suspicious" gas leak was later confirmed.

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