Gas leak at Mawson

Firefighters have closed off a busy road at Mawson this morning while they deal with a gas leak.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the leak at the Woolworths Petrol outlet on Mawson Place at 10:53am.

Fire crews arrived a short time later and quickly evacuated the affected area and closed the road as a precaution.

The leak has been located and shut off. Firefighters are now searching nearby drains to ensure all atmospheric readings are free from any residual gas before declaring the area safe.