Gas leak leads to store evacuation

Readers' pic of staff being evacuated from the Morrisons store in Todmorden after a gas leak on Tuesday, August 20
Readers' pic of staff being evacuated from the Morrisons store in Todmorden after a gas leak on Tuesday, August 20

Morrisons supermarket, on Rochdale Road, had to be evacuated on Tuesday afternoon when flood defence scheme contractors accidentally damaged a gas pipeline.

The store was closed from 5.30pm and re-opened on Wednesday morning. Store manager Trevor Walker said customer safety was the top priority. He apologised for any inconvenience caused.