London's Charing Cross station shut due to gas leak

Am emergency services vehicle is seen outside Charing Cross station in London, after it was closed because of a nearby gas leak, on Jan 23, 2018. PHOTO: TWITTER/@LONDONFIRE

LONDON (Reuters) - UK's Network Rail said London's Charing Cross station was closed early on Tuesday (Jan 23) due to a gas leak in a nearby road.

Emergency services are dealing with the incident and a cordon and road closures are also in place, the rail service said in a statement.

Some services may be delayed or cancelled as a result, it said, adding that the station would be reopened as soon as it gets clearance from emergency services.

Transport for London also tweeted, informing commuters that"A4 Strand / Northumberland St - Rd is closed" between Trafalgar Square and Bedford Street.

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