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.
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