500 People Evacuated After Gas Leak In Sydney CBD

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21 March 2019

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In breaking news, 500 people have been evacuated in the Sydney CBD following a gas leak.

Fire & Rescue NSW Acting Superintendent Greg White has said that the gas leak in Ultimo occurred at 1.20pm this afternoon.

The incident happened on Wattle Street, with a 100m exclusion zone currently in place.

"When the first crews arrived, they found that an excavator had hit a gas main at a construction site," Mr White said.

Wattle Street is closed, with traffic being diverted east and west.

The gas company is now in attendance.

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