Gas Mains Disruption
Tuesday 27th November 2012
Clackmannanshire Council is taking a lead role in the local emergency response following the damage to the gas main at Fishcross.
Fishcross Primary School was evacuated immediately. A Group Call message was issued and all 69 pupils have been collected by their parents / carers.
A smell of gas was also detected at Clackmannan Primary School and pupils were evacuated to Clackmannan Town Hall. Scotland Gas Network have since given the school the 'all clear' and the pupils who had not yet been collected have gone back to their classrooms as normal.
The B9140 is also closed from Collylands to Fishcross. Drivers are asked not to divert via Shavelhaugh. The C110 is closed from its junction with Alva Industrial Estate southwards to its junction with B9140.
The Council is liaising with Scottish Gas Networks (SGN), Central Scotland Police, Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Power, NHS Forth Valley and other involved organisations to ensure that the public are kept updated and that vulnerable people are protected.
Chief Executive Elaine McPherson, said: "We are working closing with all our partners to ensure people's safety and that the incident is managed efficiency."
Engineers from the pipeline operator Scotland Gas Networks are on site assessing the damage. The Council has provided accommodation for the engineers at the former Tillicoultry Community Centre.
SGN's engineers are currently calling at each property to ensure that all gas systems have been shut down before beginning to restore supplies. Residents will not be able to use their gas again until engineers have called for a second time to restore the supply.
Unfortunately at this stage, SGN say it is too early to say when supplies will be restored and we will be keeping our website updated with information as it becomes available.