A shocking video has emerged from the site of the gas leak that brought the railway to a standstill. 

On Wednesday, April 17, emergency services were called to London Road to reports of a gas leak.  

The incident led to the closure of London Road between the A30/A338 roundabout and the Hampton Park roundabout during rush hour, the evacuation of a nearby secondary school and the suspension of train services between Salisbury and Andover.


A video has been sent to the Salisbury Journal which shows thick gas plumes rising from the source of the leak. Take a look at the footage above.

The Journal understands the area was still leaking gas earlier this morning. 

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) said the leak was caused "by someone digging and rupturing a gas pipe in the city". 

On Thursday, April 18, the fire service said: "The Salisbury to Andover stretch of railway line will remain closed until this work is complete, and further updates will be made via Network Rail and South Western Railway.

“DWFRS remain on scene to maintain a 60m safety cordon around the leak, but have scaled back attendance to one fire engine and a water carrier.

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