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Coburg given all-clear after gas leak fixed, Sydney Road remains closed

A gas leak in Coburg that had been described as extremely dangerous has been fixed, and people have been given the all-clear to return to the area by fire crews.

But a section of Sydney Road remains closed to traffic and trams as a precaution, according to VicRoads and Yarra Trams.

The hazardous gas had been leaking from Sydney Road towards a shopping mall. The surrounding area was evacuated.

The gas leak has been described as 'extremely dangerous'.

The gas leak has been described as ‘extremely dangerous’.Credit:Halil Gokler

Just after 4pm, Fire Services Victoria announced the leak had been plugged and the area could return to normal.

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