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23 Apr 2019 | 06:40 AM UTC

Australia: Evacuations at Sydney Opera House April 23

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Authorities evacuate around 500 people around Sydney Opera House on April 23 due to gas leak; localized traffic disruptions reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/23/2019, 3:00 PM until 4/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Sydney, Sydney Opera House


Emergency services are responding to a gas leak that the Sydney Opera House in Sydney at approximately 15:45 (local time) on Tuesday, April 23. Around 500 people were evacuated from the Sydney Opera House, part of the Botanic Gardens, and a nearby residential block. Authorities have closed Macquarie Street in both directions in the areas and motorists are being advised to use Albert Street. Significant traffic disruptions are expected in the area.


Individuals in Sydney are advised to avoid the area until the situation normalizes, allow additional time to travel, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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