Gas canister sparks rush-hour chaos in Canterbury
A cordon was put in place
in Canterbury because of a gas canister. Picture: Emma Grove
Traffic was brought to a standstill in Canterbury this morning
after a gas canister fell off a lorry.
A cordon was thrown around the scene in Military Road for
two-and-a-half hours amid fears of a leak.
The vehicle shed its load shortly after 8am between Military
Road and Broad Street.
Fire crews cordoned off the area to allow the liquid petroleum
gas cylinder - said to be the size of a fire extinguisher - to
It blocked the road near St Thomas's primary school - sparking
rush-hour chaos across the city.
The road was re-opened at about 10.30, but long delays were
Traffic builds in
Canterubry amid a gas canister scare. Picture: Kent
Kent Police spokesman Adam Westgarth said: "Police received
reports of a hazard on Military Road, Canterbury, just before 8am
"Calls were received that bits of metal and a gas canister had
been found in the road."
Kent Fire and Rescue Service said two
crews were sent to the scene to allow the canister to
vent under supervision.
A spokesman said a cordon was
put in place and the area evacuated.
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