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Pilgrims Way in Thurnham, Maidstone, closed after 'explosion' at sub station


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Part of a road has been closed due to an "explosion" at a nearby electricity sub station.

Pilgrims Way in Thurnham, near Maidstone, has been shut off to the east of Thurnham Lane and is set to remain closed for 10 days as a result of the fault.

Pilgrims Way has been closed. Picture: UKNIP
Pilgrims Way has been closed. Picture: UKNIP

The Bearsted and Thurnham Society made residents aware of the incident this morning.

It said: "After an electrical explosion at the sub station on the bank adjacent to the Pilgrims Way, the road is completely closed at a point just to the east of Thurnham Lane and will remain closed until Tuesday, November 16."

It added: "It was also due to be closed between Thurnham Lane and Water Lane for one day 'on or after' November 9 for carriageway and verge damage repairs.

"Hopefully this work will still be carried out during the current closure."

It is not believed any homes have been left without electricity due to the fault.

It's thought the road could remain shut for 10 days. Picture: UKNIP
It's thought the road could remain shut for 10 days. Picture: UKNIP
It's not thought any homes have been affected. Picture: UKNIP
It's not thought any homes have been affected. Picture: UKNIP

UK Power Networks - which is carrying out the repairs to the sub-station - and Kent Fire and Rescue Service have been contacted for further information.

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