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RTC LEADS TO GAS LEAK

ventnorgasleakUPDATED: Emergency services including the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have this morning closed Pier Street in Ventnor after a vehicle collided with a building, causing a gas leak to occur.

The unknown vehicle is understood to have crashed into a building shortly after 09:05, hitting a gas pipe in the process.

In the interests of safety, the road has been closed in both directions by Police and nearby properties have been evacuated.

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Southern Gas are en-route to make the scene safe.

UPDATE @ 10:38 – Pier Street has now been reopened. Fire crews from Newport and Shanklin attended the incident.

Photos: Shane Thornton

 

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