Major gas pipeline ruptured in Richardson

A 150 metre exclusion zone has been put in place as a precaution at Richardson following a major gas leak.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in the corner of Ashley Drive and Johnson Drive at 10:38 this morning.

Firefighters arrived a short time later to discover a major gas pipeline had been ruptured by contractors.

There are two fire crews on scene with temporary road closures being put in place. For more information on road closures follow ACT Policing's Twitter traffic account