M-way gas leak sparks evac­u­a­tion

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Talk Tv -

A BUSY mo­tor­way ser­vice sta­tion was evac­u­ated for sev­eral hours yes­ter­day be­cause of a gas leak.

It is un­der­stood propane es­caped from cylin­ders stored at the site.

The prob­lem at the north­bound Le­ices­ter For­est East ser­vices on the M1 was dis­cov­ered at 7am.

Peo­ple and ve­hi­cles at the Days Inn ho­tel on the site were moved to the south­bound ser­vices. Fire chiefs said a cylin­der alarm was sound­ing and there was a smell of gas.

Na­tional Grid and gas engi­neers were also called.

North­bound ser­vices re­opened at around 11am. South­bound ser­vices were evac­u­ated tem­po­rar­ily.

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