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Gas leak at Upper Ferntree Gully

  • A truck slid off the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road at Upper Ferntree Gully and hit a gas main.
  • A truck slid off the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road at Upper Ferntree Gully and hit a gas main
  • A truck slid off the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road at Upper Ferntree Gully and hit a gas main

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  2.05 PM 5 July, 2013


Location: District 13 News

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A gas leak at Upper Ferntree Gully is now under control.

CFA was called to the area along the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road around noon today (July 5) where a truck had come off the road and struck a gas main.

Operations Manager Dave Renkin said crews used protection sprays to disperse of the gas and within an hour, managed to isolate the leak. The gas company is now on scene.

It is believed the incident occurred when the brakes failed on the truck, which was travelling down Mount Dandenong. The truck was carrying a vehicle on its tray and towing another car. While negotiating his stop, the driver struck a 100mm high pressure gas main near Olivette Avenue and came to rest hanging over the embankment.

OM Renkin said while the man was shaken from the incident, it was fortunate his injuries weren’t serious.

He said CFA and police informed residents in the area of the leak.

Around 30 firefighters from Boronia, Upper Ferntree Gully and Upwey attended with some crews remaining on scene for the clean-up.

Last Updated: 05 July 2013