Fears of a gas leak caused by a car accident in Kirkby Lonsdale have closed the Main Street.
Just before 3pm a BMW crashed into the Royal Hotel on Main Street. The 87 year old driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The area has been evacuated as a precaution after fears of a gas leak, emergency services are currently assessing the situation and people are being asked to avoid the area.
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