Downtown Roads in Sydney Reopen After Major Gas Leak Lockdown

Downtown Roads in Sydney Reopen After Major Gas Leak Lockdown

Xinhua News Agency

Roads in a downtown section of Australia’s city Sydney were reopened on Sunday, two days after an excavator damaged a high-pressure gas pipeline that caused a major evacuation and lockdown of the area, according to authorities.

A subcontractor for a new subway station in the Martin Place central business district had struck the pipeline during excavation work on Friday evening, with a 200-meter zone cordoned off to evacuate people from the area and suspend traffic after dangerous levels of gas were detected, local media cited state authorities as saying…(Read the full story)

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