Part of the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital has been closed because of a gas leak.
Fire crews say a mechanical digger has caused a large gas leak in the road.
Eight wards have been evacuated and all non-emergency appointments have been cancelled.
More top news
Woman doubles the number of Christmas lights outside her home after neighbour sends letter calling them ‘tacky’ and ‘common’
The number of norovirus cases in the South West has risen dramatically, new figures have revealed
Your latest weather forecast with Bob.