Update @ 5pm – Thousands of Gold Coast residents remain without gas after a major pipeline was ruptured at Coomera yesterday.
Crews have spent the day restoring supplies to the area and began reconnecting some homes this afternoon.
APA Group says it hopes to have around 2,000 homes reconnected by 10pm on Thursday night.
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However, the remaining 3,000 homes are not expected to be reconnected until sometime on Friday.
Affected customers can call APA on 1800 643 183 for more information.
Earlier: More than 5000 Gold Coast residents have been left without gas, forcing them to skip their hot showers, after a gas main ruptured at a construction site at Coomera.
APA group, the company which operates local gas distribution networks to households and businesses across the country, said the incident happened about 11.30am on Wednesday.
“We can advise that 5000 gas customers in the Gold Coast region, including the Dreamworld complex, are currently affected by a loss of gas supply resulting from third party damage to GDI’s network at Foxwell Road, Coomera,” the company said in a statement.
“APA group crews commenced repair works this afternoon and a team of up to 40 fitters have since been
mobilised to carry out restoration works. The immediate focus is on completing repairs and planning the gas reconnection process.”
Repair works continued throughout the night, with fitters expected to commence reconnection works this morning.
Unfortunately the process is estimated to take a minimum of 24 hours to complete, which means some customers may not have their gas restored until Friday.
APA group said they “sincerely apologise to affected customers for the inconvenience caused.”