LiveGas leak isolated by fire crews at Swallowfield, Wellington

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Summary

  • Fire crews alerted just after 5am this morning (Wednesday)
  • Gas found to be leaking from one of the LPG tanks on the tank farm
  • Leak has now been isolated, however there had been a large leak in the area
  • Residents in the local area are being advised to stay indoors and keep all windows closed

12:16pm

Chris Howe, chief executive at Swallowfield, confirmed that the leak was isolated and staff were allowed into the building at around 8.50am.

He insisted that "everything is back to normal".

8:44am

This is The West Country: FIRST Great Western confirmed train delays due to the gas leak.

TRAIN services between Taunton and Penzance are delayed due to the gas leak.

8:33am

This is The West Country: UPDATE from nearby bus services in the Wellington area.

THE gas leak has caused disruption to nearby bus services, the Buses Of Somerset Twitter account has said there will be no service to Tonedale.

Service 22A will now be diverted to Wellington Rockwell Green.

8:29am

COUNTY Gazette photographer Aisling Magill is at the scene and says there are at least three fire engines and several police cars in the area. 

Workers arriving at the factory are being told to go home. 

7:17am

7:17am

FOLLOWING an earlier suspension on the trains this morning, the rail stoppage has now been lifted. 

Station road has now also reopened having been closed from 5.15am.

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2:48pm Wed 3 Sep 14

OMG!!!! says...

I live a stones throw from Swallowfield. No one advised me to stay inside or keep the windows closed. The road was reopened at about 8.45am not 7.17am
I live a stones throw from Swallowfield. No one advised me to stay inside or keep the windows closed. The road was reopened at about 8.45am not 7.17am OMG!!!!
  • Score: 8

3:59pm Wed 3 Sep 14

GreatOdin'sRaven says...

It's good that their photographer, who was on the scene, managed to provide so many photos. Oh wait. They didn't.
It's good that their photographer, who was on the scene, managed to provide so many photos. Oh wait. They didn't. GreatOdin'sRaven
  • Score: 7
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