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Alert as wagon hits gas mains

AN ARTICULATED lorry reversed into a gas mains on Friday morning causing panic on Radway Road.

AN ARTICULATED lorry reversed into a gas mains on Friday morning causing panic on Radway Road.

Firefighters and Police were called to the scene after the incident which took place just after rush-hour.

The road off Cranmore Boulevard was closed for nearly an hour as firefighters made the area safe.

“A lorry reversed into a brick built small gas pump-house,” said a West Midlands Fire Service spokesman.

“All gas appliances were checked and there was no gas leak.

“Firefighters demolished the rest of the pump house in case of any danger.”

A nearby worker said the lorry crashed into the gas mains about 9am.

“It was reversing into a narrow entrance and hit the brick wall - it looked pretty tight.”

Two crews attended, one from Solihull, the other from Billesley and National Grid were called to make the premises safe.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “Police were called at 9:11am to Radway Road in Shirley following reports of a collision between a lorry and a wall surrounding a gas pipe. No-one was injured and the road re-opened at 10:20am.”

 

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