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Residents have spent a second night away from their homes as engineers continue working to fix a gas leak in Pimlico .

Gas suppliers Cadent say the fault has been identified with experts working around the clock to remedy the fault.

London Fire Brigade remain at the scene on stand-by, a spokesperson said.

The problem began on Tuesday evening (January 9) in Horseferry Road at the junction with Regency Place.

Homes and businesses were evacuated. Westminster City Council says 200 people have been affected .

Cadent says the numbers evacuated are in the "tens" not hundreds.

Cadent engineers at the scene of the Pimlico gas leak on Wednesday (January 10)

Transport for London (TfL) reports Horseferry Road remains fully closed both ways between Marsham Street and Mosway Street, with diversions in place.

We'll keep you posted on how the situation is progressing on Thursday (January 11) with live updates.

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Engineers have been at the scene since around 7pm on Tuesday (January 9) trying to find and fix the Pimlico gas leak fault

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Some facing the prospect of a third night away from home

Cadetn Network Manager John Harrison explains what's been happening

Latest from Cadent

The gas suppliers released an updated statement at 3.45pm:

Cadent is continuing work to repair the gas pipe on Horseferry Road at the junction of Regent Place. Around three quarters of the properties evacuated for safety on Tuesday night have now been declared safe to return.

“A 25 metre safety cordon is still in place and we are working to complete the repair tonight. We have booked 18 hotel rooms for the remaining residents for this evening.

“We would like to thank residents for their co-operation and patience throughout this incident.”

Reduced cordon remaining in place for now

More from the local authority:

Cadent Gas have also advised that there is sufficient gas and heat to serve the local area throughout the expected period of the repair.

“A 25m cordon remains in place around the repairs and many roads in the surrounding area remain closed to traffic.”

Cause of leak contained, residents returning home

We’ve received an updated statement from Westminster City Council. It read:

The cause of the leak has now been identified and contained. Repairs are underway and are expected to be completed today.

“Cadent gas have advised that the area is now safe and the majority of residents are able to return to their homes.”

Properties affected

A tweet from one of the evacuated

Images from the scene

These photos were taken on Wednesday by the Simon Tuhill, the LFB Borough Commander for Camden.

Cadent engineers at the scene of the Pimlico gas leak on Wednesday (January 10)
Cadent engineers at the scene of the Pimlico gas leak on Wednesday (January 10) (Image: Simon Tuhill)
Engineers have been at the scene since around 7pm on Tuesday (January 9) trying to find and fix the Pimlico gas leak fault
Engineers have been at the scene since around 7pm on Tuesday (January 9) trying to find and fix the Pimlico gas leak fault (Image: Simon Tuhill)

LFB remain at the scene

A London Fire Brigade spokesman told getwestlondon crew remain at the scene in Pimlico on stand-by.

Roads affected by closure

Transport for London write on its website that Horseferry Road is still closed in both directions at the junction of Regency Street, between Marsham Street and Mosway Street during emergency Cadent Gas works.

In addition, Medway Street, Regency Street, Page Street, Rutherford Street and Vincent Street are also closed.

Support teams available to help

The Cadent statement concluded:

Our teams remain at Queen Mother Sports Centre, 223 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EL, if any residents or business owners have questions, or ring our helpline on 0345 835 1111.”

Apologies for inconvenience

Cadent would like to thank residents and businesses for their patience during this incident.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this work has caused.”

'Lane restrictions likely'

Cadent continued:

It is likely that once the cordon is removed and the roads reopened, lane restrictions will be in place until our works are completed.”

'Priority is safety'

The statement continued:

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety of the public, and our workers, which is why a safety cordon has been in place since Tuesday night and a number of properties were evacuated.

“We are continually reassessing the size of the safety cordon and hope to be in a position later today to allow people to reoccupy their homes and businesses.”

Statement from Cadent

The gas suppliers said:

Last night, Cadent engineers identified the source of a gas escape in the Horseferry Road area of Westminster, London.

“Work to fix it started immediately and is ongoing.

Road closures

And roads are still closed on Thursday morning

Not so good news...

The 50-metre cordon set up on Tuesday evening remains in place, and residents have had to spend a second night away from their homes

Good news...

Cadent says the Pimlico gas fault has been identified