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Police, fire and paramedics are currently attending a road traffic collision at Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale. At 14:53 hours reports were received of a BMW X1 which had collided with the Royal Hotel on Main Street, the driver, a male aged 87 is being treated at the scene for minor injuries. The immediate area has been evacuated due to a potential gas leak, and anyone who is affected has been asked to leave. Everyone else is asked to stay away from Main Street for the foreseeable future. Local diversions will be put in place.
The area which has been closed to members of the public and all traffic, is the Market Square and Middlegate areas of Main Street. Emergency services are on the scene and are assessing the situation and people are asked to avoid the area as a precaution.
Anyone in the vicinity is being asked to leave and motorists are advised to use alternative routes