Major gas leak triggers ’emergency situation’ in Brisbane

UPDATE 2:20PM | AN emergency situation declared at Wynnum in Brisbane’s east has been revoked following an earlier gas leak.

A gas main was ruptured on Walnut Street around 11.40am on Sunday. The scene was declared safe just after 1.30pm.

Several roads in the area which were closed to traffic and pedestrians have since reopened.


EARLIER: AN emergency situation has been declared in Brisbane’s east where more than a dozen streets have been shut down and homes and businesses evacuated due to a major gas leak.

Emergency services were called to Walnut Street at Wynnum around 11.40am following reports of a ruptured gas main.

After inspecting the site, an emergency situation was declared under the Public Safety and Preservation Act at 12.01pm.

As a result, an exclusion zone has been put in place in the immediate vicinity and nearby homes and businesses have been evacuated.

The declaration covers the area between the Esplanade, Gordon Parade, Tingal Road and Edith Street.

Motorists and pedestrians are urged to avoid the area.

The area covered by the emergency declaration PHOTO: Supplied

The area covered by the emergency declaration PHOTO: Supplied