A cordon is in place in the Calcot area of Reading due to an ongoing gas leak.
Thames Valley Police were called at 7.19am to a report of a gas leak near Calcot Golf Club, after a fallen tree damaged a gas pipe.
Police officers and firefighters from the Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service have enforced a 560m cordon for the safety of the public.
Approximately 40 properties are being evacuated.
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