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Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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Village evacuated amid gas fears

RESIDENTS of a Cumbrian village had to temporarily leave their homes after an accident.

A gas leak saw houses evacuated and caused problems on the roads between Arnside and Milnthorpe this morning.

Transco had to deal with a burst gas main on the B5282 outside the Ship Inn, Sandside. The incident occurred at around 2am this morning.

A local man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a green Honda Accord crashed into the pub.

Residents in Sandside were moved to a reception centre but have now been allowed to return home.

The road was also closed temporarily however has now reopened after the scene was made safe.

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