Exploding pavements

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3605
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What, if any, steps have you taken to tackle a worrying increase in the number of pavement 'explosions' across London, caused largely by gas or moisture entering cables and other fittings.

Answer

Answer for Exploding pavements

Answer for Exploding pavements

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The increase in pavement explosions is a serious concern. I support UK Power Network's recent emergency actions to reduce the number of explosions and the steps it is now taking, including increasing inspections, replacements and fittings of fire blankets onto Link Boxes in London.