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Source of gas leak identified

It was business as usual for a Douglas town centre bank on Saturday, after a gas leak led to a two-day closure.

Isle of Man Bank's Regent Street branch was evacuated on Thursday when the alarm was raised.

Engineers from Manx Gas discovered the cause of the gas escape was an ageing service pipe under the pavement in Duke Street, which they duly capped.

The bank building was vented and checked and was open as usual on Saturday.

Engineering manager for Manx Gas Robert Gardner says company records on the oldest parts of the network can be patchy:

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