Somerset

Hinton Charterhouse homes evacuated after gas leak

Hinton Charterhouse Image copyright Google
Image caption Hinton Charterhouse is a small village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Residents in a North Somerset village have been allowed back in their homes after they were evacuated because of a gas leak.

A 100m (328ft) cordon was enforced near the properties in Hinton Charterhouse, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said a tractor damaged a valve on a main gas supply at 10:40 BST.

The leak was thought to be 200m (656ft) from the centre of the village.

The road was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

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