13 Mar 2018

People evacuated after Timaru gas leak

7:24 am on 13 March 2018

Some people had to be evacuated after a gas leak at a business near Timaru.

Emergency services help some residents in Granity evacuate overnight as former cyclone Gita hits the coast.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Three fire crews were called to Sheffield Street in Washdyke at twenty to two this morning 1.45am after reports of a discharge of carbon dioxide.

A Fire and Emergency spokesman said firefighters worked for two hours to locate the leak, isolate it and disperse the gas.