Melbourn road closed after underground explosions

PUBLISHED: 09:53 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:22 25 May 2018

Police and the fire service attended an explosion in Back Lane, Melbourn. Picture: @RoadpoliceBCH

Police and the fire service attended an explosion in Back Lane, Melbourn. Picture: @RoadpoliceBCH


There were several underground explosions in a Melbourn road yesterday evening, which resulted in the area being closed off while emergency services attended.

Repair work is under way in Back Lane, Melbourn. Picture: Clive PorterRepair work is under way in Back Lane, Melbourn. Picture: Clive Porter

Police and the fire service were called to the incident in Back Lane at 8.20pm, and the road was closed off for hours afterwards.

A police spokesman said: “We were called at 8.20pm yesterday with reports of a series of underground explosions in Back Lane, Melbourn.

“Officers attended the scene, along with representatives from the Fire and Rescue Service. No injuries were reported as a result of the explosions.

“Significant damage was caused to the road, which was closed.”

“It is believed the explosions were caused as a result of an electrical fault. Representatives from the electricity network have been made aware and engineers have been assigned to deal with the incident.”

At about 1am, Cambs Police tweeted that the road had reopened.


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