A road in South Derbyshire has been cordoned off after a LPG gas-powered car was reported to be leaking fuel, creating a risk of explosion.
Swadlincote firefighters were called to the scene, in Station Road, Woodville, at 11.05pm yesterday, Monday, July 24, to reports that an LPG car was leaking fuel.
The road was cordoned off and that still remains in place this morning, Tuesday, July 25.
An eye witness living near the scene said: “I spoke with a firefighter this morning and the car has been filled with LPG and the fuel tank has ruptured so it's leaking gas. No cars are allowed past or anyone smoking because LPG is a volatile gas.
"It could easily cause an explosion so all driveways are cordoned off in the cul-de-sac at the bottom of Station Road which is where we are.
“It took the fire engine more than half an hour to get down Station Road due to bad parking and it was reported at 8pm last night. Fire service are doing a sterling job as always.”
In a Tweet from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, a spokesman said: “We received a call to an LPG leaking fuel in Station Road, Woodville. Swadlincote firefighters have set up a safety cordon and maintained scene safety overnight. A new crew will be taking over the incident shortly. The cordon remains in place.”
The incident is now causing traffic issues.”