Hundreds evacuated after petrol leak in Cardiff
I’m only blogging this as it doesn’t appear to be on any news websites at the moment, but seems to be quite a big story.
A large number of people have been evacuated from their homes in the Cathays area of Cardiff following a petrol leak which began late this afternoon.
Petrol has seeped into the sewers and local police say the fumes are rising up into people’s homes, creating a danger of explosions.
As a result, hundreds of people are thought to have been moved to Llanishen Leisure Centre in the city, while others outside the evacuation zone have been told not to use their gas supplies or turn electrical appliances on, and to open windows.
Police are awaiting a report from environmental health officers before allowing people back into the area. It’s not known how the petrol will be removed from the sewers or when people will be able to return to their homes.
Incidentally my house is two doors away from the police cordon, hence me being on the internet but without hot food!