Cumbria

Workington homes and shops evacuated after gas leak

Shops and homes in the centre of a Cumbrian town have been evacuated after a gas leak.

Cumbria Police closed Murray Road in Workington at about 08:00 GMT as a precaution while engineers fixed the leak.

The road is closed from the bus station to the junction with Pow Street and Finkle Street. People are still able to access the bus station, however.

Police estimate the leak should be fixed by about 00:00 GMT.

Residents have been asked to stay away from the area and businesses on Murray Road will remain closed until the area is considered to be safe.

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