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Cardiff city centre evacuation

Parts of Cardiff city centre were cordoned off today following reports of a gas leak in WH Smith on Queen Street. Five fire trucks were sent to the scene with shops evacuated and people told to stay away.

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Cardiff's Queen Street closed and shops evacuated

Emergency services are currently responding to reports of a gas leak in WH Smith in Cardiff City Centre. A large section of Queen Street has been cordoned off with shops evacuated.

A large section of Queen Street has been evacuated Credit: ITV News

It's reportedly causing "major confusion" among shoppers and office workers this lunchtime, with people told to avoid the area.

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