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Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued an replace on its web site.

An announcement from the service reads: “Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was advised by SGN of a gas main leak at a site off London Road, Salisbury at 4.12pm today (17 April).

“Three hearth crews, two from Salisbury and one from Wilton, are on scene, along with a water service from Andover and an incident command automobile from Devizes.

“As a precaution, an 80m cordon has been put in place, and approx. 75 people have been evacuated to a place of safety.

“London Road is presently closed between the A30/A338 roundabout and the Hampton Park roundabout, and trains have been stopped by Network Rail and South Western Railway.

“Anyone in the immediate area may be able to smell gas in the air, so the advice is to stay indoors and keep doors/windows closed.

“DWFRS is working with different emergency providers and companions to carry this incident to a conclusion as rapidly as potential. Gas engineers are on scene, and makes an attempt are underway to cap the leak so the security precautions will be lifted.”