Jersey

La Collette false alarm changes emergency plan

  • 18 April 2013
  • From the section Jersey
Jersey Police road block following false alarm at La Collette
Image caption Jersey Police kept people away from the area before the alarm was found to be down to a computer error

A false alarm at a Jersey industrial area has led to changes in how the area should be evacuated in an emergency.

When alarms at La Collette sounded a number of times on the evening of 21 March, police blocked roads and diverted traffic away from the area.

The area includes the island's main gas, electricity and fuel depots and an incinerator.

Michael Long, emergency planning officer, said the false alarm had provided a chance to test the plans.

An updated leaflet advising businesses on the emergency response has been distributed to businesses on the site.

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