Road closed: Houses evacuated after serious crash caused gas main rupture in south Warwickshire

The road in the area is likely to stay closed for some time as emergency services deal with the incident south of Stratford
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Houses have been evacuated after a serious crash led to a gas main rupture.

The road in the area is likely to stay closed for some time as emergency services deal with the incident south of Stratford.

The collision happened at about 10am this morning (Tuesday October 24) on the B4632 Clifford Lane, in the area of the River Stour.

The collision happened at about 10am this morning (Tuesday October 24) on the B4632 Clifford Lane, in the area of the River Stour.The collision happened at about 10am this morning (Tuesday October 24) on the B4632 Clifford Lane, in the area of the River Stour.
The collision happened at about 10am this morning (Tuesday October 24) on the B4632 Clifford Lane, in the area of the River Stour.

A spokesperspn for Warwickshire Police said: "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."