Dozens of residents have been forced to leave their homes after a fallen lamp post damaged a gas mains in Rochdale.
16 properties in the Manchester Road area of Castleton had to be evacuated because of the leak.
The M62 motorway between junctions 19 and 20 is still closed as a precaution.
Greater Manchester Police say they hope to re-open the road around 11pm tonight. National Grid engineers are working at the scene.
A number of residents have had to be re-housed.
More top news
Three anti-fracking activists freed from prison have vowed to continue their protests.
Anti-fracking protesters jailed for causing a public nuisance by climbing onto lorries at a site in Lancashire have been freed.
Cloudy with one or two outbreaks of light rain, bright intervals later.