Homes evacuated following gas leak

Church Road, Worle, Weston-super-Mare

Around 100 people had their properties evacuated in response to a suspected gas leak.

Three fire engines from Weston-super-Mare were called to reports of a smell of gas in the local area. Once on scene detection equipment recorded a low level reading, but as a precaution properties within a 200 metre cordon were evacuated.

Up to 100 people left their homes as the gas board carried out an investigation into the cause of the smell. At around 8.30hrs residents were allowed to return to their homes after the cause of the leak was identified and dealt with by the gas board.