A259 closed due to gas leak

The A259 was closed at around 6pm following the gas leak outside Ferring Asda. Picture Eddie Mitchell
The A259 was closed at around 6pm following the gas leak outside Ferring Asda. Picture Eddie Mitchell
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Police have closed the A259 Littlehampton Road due to a gas leak near Asda supermarket.

The road remains closed in both directions due to the incident in Ferring, and it is understood Asda has been evacuated.

One eye-witness said gas experts, police and the fire service members remained on the scene at 7.20pm and that gas was ‘roaring out like a jet engine...the smell is incredible’.

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