Wright Street in Newark in Nottinghamshire is closed in both directions because police are still investigating the gas blast that took place between Hill Vue Gardens and Clay Lane/Cromwell Road.
Up to six properties are being demolished following the explosion at the weekend. Restrictions are also likely to be in place on other local roads as a result.
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