A ROAD has been closed due to a gas leak after a vehicle hit a gas pipe in Crewkerne.

A closure is currently in place on North Street after a gas leak was reported following a single-vehicle collision that took place over the weekend (Saturday, January 6.)

Crewkerne Town Council said they are asking for improved signage to show the road is “definitely closed”.

A message from the council published this morning (Monday, January 8) said: “A road closure by Wales & West Utilities is in place due to a gas leak over the weekend.

“Somerset Council and Crewkerne Town Council were not notified due to the urgent nature of the works.

“We have contacted Highways asking for improved signage to show that the road is definitely closed and to update the sat nav systems.

“We will post any updates as and when we receive them.”

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "We were called at 3:20pm on Saturday 6 January to a report of a vehicle colliding with a gas pipe in North Street, Crewkerne.

"The fire service and gas board were called, and the road was closed to allow repairs to take place.

"No injuries were reported."

On Saturday, January 6 Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are currently in attendance with the gas board dealing with a gas leak following a single vehicle RTC in North Street, Crewkerne.

“Police also in attendance. The road will be closed for a while so please avoid the area.”

Crewkerne Town Council added: "Wales & West Utilities are hoping to have the closure taken down and replaced with temporary signals.

"It is hoped that the works will be completed by the end of the day tomorrow [Tuesday, January 9]."


A message from Crewkerne Town Council published this afternoon (Tuesday, January 9) read: "Wales & West Utilities have completed their work earlier than anticipated and have removed the road closure."