Residents evacuated after serious collision to south of Stratford damages gas main
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Officers have been working with our colleagues from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service and gas specialists this morning following a serious collision to the south of Stratford which saw a gas main ruptured.
At around 10am this morning, 24 October, there was a collision on the B4632 Clifford Lane, in the area of the River Stour.
This saw a gas main ruptured and we worked with our colleagues from other agencies to rapidly set up a safety cordon and evacuate nearby buildings.
Gas experts continue to monitor the situation and (as of 11.50am) the road is likely to remain shut for at least another three hours as the gas main is repaired.
Though all those close to the area have been evacuated, please be aware that those further afield may smell gas at points as the wind dissipates it.
If this happens, shut your windows and go indoors if possible and the gas will dissipate quickly.
Experts continue to monitor the situation and if anything changes residents will be visited and informed.