The gas leak at the intersection of Barbadoes St and Moorhouse Ave in Christchurch has been isolated and emergency services are currently working to monitor and remove any remaining gas from the area.
Cordons and road closures are still in place but it is anticipated that the area will reopen within in the next hour.
Further updates will be posted on this website within the next hour.
Issued by: Lisa-Marie Brooks, District Communications Manager, Canterbury Police District. Mobile: 021 942 404