Gas leak closes Seaworld Drive

emergency11:55pm UPDATE: THOSE caught up in the gas leak lockdown in a popular beachside suburb on the Gold Coast are slowly being able to return home, more than three hours after workers ruptured a gas line.

Emergency services were first called to the scene on Seaworld Drive at Main Beach around 8.30pm on Thursday.

The road was closed to all traffic as fire crews secured the situation.


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No one was allowed in or out, forcing popular restaurants and their guests into lockdown for more than three hours.

Residents eating out at restaurants were affected, with many young children falling asleep in the family car as they waited for the all clear.

Many Seaworld staff clocking off after a busy day were also caught up in the drama.

Traffic is slowly being directed through the area.

EARLIER: A GAS leak has tonight forced parts of a popular beachside Gold Coast suburb into lockdown.

Emergency services were first called to the area outside Sea World shortly before 8.30pm after a road-workers ruptured a nearby gas line.

Police have closed Seaworld Drive at Main Beach between Waterways Drive and the Marina Mirage roundabout to all traffic.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area while fire services attempt to secure the situation.

One Gold Coaster dining out at a Marina Mirage restaurant said no one is being allowed in or out.

“I’m currently stuck at Hogs Breath at Marina Mirage,” Rhys said.

“The police are just turning everyone around at the roundabout. No one coming in or going out.”

There is no estimated time frame on when the lockdown will be lifted.

As a result, Translink have advised of the following changes to Bus route 777 and 704.

  • Northbound 777 buses to will finish at stop Main Beach Pde at Main Beach Tourist Park, Main Beach.
  • Soutbound 777 buses will commence at stop Main Beach Pde at Main Beach Tourist Park, Main Beach.
  • Eastbound 704 buses will finish at stop Main Beach Pde near Stafford St, Main Beach.
  • Westbound 704 buses will commence at stop Tedder Ave at Montgomery Avenue, Main Beach.

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