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Gas main ruptures near Wellington airport

Police and emergency services have been called to a gas leak in Rongotai, Wellington.

(file photo) Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Police said about 11.30am they were in attendance at a gas leak on Lonsdale Crescent near the airport.

Motorists and pedestrians were asked to avoid the area while services work to fix the problem.

They said a gas main appeared to have ruptured while contractors were working in the area.