Chester homes evacuated after gas leak


Jim Green

Emergency services have attended the scene of gas leak in Great Boughton, Chester.

Police and fire crews were called to Whitchurch Road at 11.15am following reports of a gas leak.
A limited evacuation of nearby homes was implemented as a precaution by police with displaced residents sought temporary shelter nearby.

The area was cordoned off and a cooling jet was laid out with members of the public advised to avoid the area.

Road closures were put in place on Whitchurch Road between the Peacock pub and the Sainsbury's roundabout while contractors worked to repair the leak.

The leak was capped shortly before 12.30pm and fire crews are in the process of putting equipment away.

Road closures have been lifted but engineers remain at the scene making the area safe and restoring utilities.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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