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11 October 2011, 11:49 | Updated: 11 October 2011, 12:06
Roads are closed and traffic is being re-directed because of a major gas leak near the village Roade.
Police have closed the A508 between Junction 15 and the north of Roade and also the Courteenhall Road between its junctions with the A508 and Connegar Leys in Blisworth.
The leak was reported to the emergency services just before 10am after a strong smell of gas became evident on the A508, at the junction with Courteenhall Road.
National Grid is on the site investigating the leak.
Police are asking motorists to avoid the area until further notice. A diversion route has been put in place some traffic is being re-routed via Ashton and Hartwell.