Gas leak causes the evacuation of homes
A GAS leak in Hayes caused closures in large parts of the town and forced homes to be evacuated in a chaotic morning for the borough.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said Station Road was closed and the area from the bandstand to the YMCA roundabout was cordoned off while services tried to fix the leak.
Hillingdon Council tweeted to inform those travelling in the borough of the incident, which took place on Monday afternoon.
Roads re-opened at around 2pm to allow people to pass through.