A gas leak has forced the closure of the main road into Helston town centre this lunchtime.

The top of Meneage Street has been closed off from the Spar roundabout to the junction with Grange Road.

It is after a gas leak was reported just inside the entrance to Prospect Place.

Residents in the immediate vicinity have been evacuated from their homes as a precaution.

Helston firefighters are on the scene and are currently working to fix the leak and make the area safe.

Police are also there, monitoring the road closure and providing back up.

The scene has attracted a crowd of people, many of them residents from neighbouring properties.

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