Major gas leak hits Rothwell

People are being advised to avoid Rothwell after a major gas leak in the town
People are being advised to avoid Rothwell after a major gas leak in the town

People were advised to avoid Rothwell after a major gas leak in the town.

The leak at Rothwell Medical Centre shortly after 11.30am this morning (Monday) closed the A6 Desborough Road.

Reports suggested a delivery van reversed into a gas main. At one point students at Montsaye Academy were moved to a different part of the site.

Northants Fire & Rescue urged people to avoid the area and buses were re-routed.

Safety advice can be found here.

Pictures by Andrew Carpenter

Pictures by Andrew Carpenter

Pictures by Andrew Carpenter

Pictures by Andrew Carpenter

Pictures by Andrew Carpenter

Pictures by Andrew Carpenter

Pictures by Andrew Carpenter

Pictures by Andrew Carpenter