Gas leak halts traffic in Busselton

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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A gas leak held up traffic on Busselton Bypass this morningPicture: Jackson Lavell-Lee
Camera IconA gas leak held up traffic on Busselton Bypass this morningPicture: Jackson Lavell-Lee Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

A gas leak at Caltex Starmart on Strelly Street this morning held up traffic for over an hour.

The Gas Leak near the intersection of Busselton Bypass created a traffic jam for several kilometres during many locals busy morning commute.

The incident was reported to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services at 7.01am after LPG gas odour was detected in the area.

A number of roads were closed including Busselton Bypass between Causeway Road and Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Strelly Street between Busselton Bypass Road and Goldsmith Street.

A DFES spokesperson said Motorists were asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.

“Firefighters are currently on the scene working to disperse the gas and the leak has been contained. There is no direct threat to the community,” they said.

“People evacuated from the businesses were able to return at 10am.”

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