Yoxall gas leak fears after car crash triggers evacuation
- 30 September 2013
- From the section Stoke & Staffordshire
Up to 10 homes had to be evacuated in a Staffordshire village after a car damaged a gas mains pipe.
Staffordshire Police said a collision on the B5015 at Yoxall shortly before 22:30 BST on Sunday caused a break in the pipe.
The car driver, a 55-year-old Burton woman, was later arrested.
Local people stayed in a nearby restaurant while emergency repairs were carried out before returning home at about 01:00 BST.
The woman was treated for minor injuries and subsequently arrested on suspicion of drink driving.