Major road closed after gas leak

Emergency services at Dickson Road following the gas leak
Emergency services at Dickson Road following the gas leak
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A major Blackpool road has been closed off due to a gas leak.

Police and fire crews were called to Dickson Road at around 1.30pm to reports that a wall had collapsed inside a property, rupturing a gas pipe.

The house on Dickson Road where the gas leak occured

The house on Dickson Road where the gas leak occured

Five fire engines, along with the urban search and rescue team from Chorley, are currently on the scene.

A 50m safety cordon has been set up around the end terrace house, where a cellar wall is thought to have collapsed and damaged a pipe.

Police are managing traffic from Gynn Square to Warley Road.

A spokesman from Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: “We have not yet been into the building as we were waiting for gas company engineers to arrive.

“They have been in and taken gas readings and as a result we have put a 50m exclusion zone around the building.”

He added that evacuations of neighbouring properties were likely to be necessary.