Emergency declaration lifted after Broadbeach gas leak

UPDATE @ 3PM | Police have now revoked the emergency PSPA declaration following a major gas leak in Broadbeach earlier today.

A main was ruptured at a construction site on the corner of Old Burleigh Rd and First Ave around 1.20pm on Monday.

Nearby residents were evacuated while thousands more in surrounding areas were ordered to stay inside.


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The gas leak has now been declared safe.

EARLIER | Police have now made a PSPA declaration following a major gas leak in Broadbeach that has forced the evacuation of a number of residents.

A gas main was ruptured at a construction site on the corner of Old Burleigh Rd and First Ave around 1.20pm on Monday afternoon.

QFES reports a large amount of gas has been escaping from the ruptured line.

People in neighbouring buildings have been ordered out until the gas company arrives to turn off the gas.

Four fire crews are currently on the scene hosing down the gas.

Police have urged people in the area bounded by Old Burleigh Rd, The Gold Coast Highway, Wharf Rd and Chelsea Ave to remain indoors and await further instructions from emergency services.

Paramedics are also on scene however there are no reported injuries.

Traffic diversions are in place with motorists urged to avoid the area.

PHOTO: Marcus Greig

PHOTO: Marcus Greig

 

More to come.