Update: QFES locate and stop Glenlee gas leak

TUESDAY 7AM: HOMES in the immediate area of a gas leak in Glenlee were evacuated yesterday afternoon.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to the corner of Terranova and Yaamba Rd around 5pm on Monday afternoon after reports of a gas leak at the location.

When they arrived on scene they took gas readings and conducted air monitoring.

The immediate area round the leak was evacuated, including homes.

The leak was found and shut off by 5.50pm, and a spokesperson for QFES says the incident was left in the hand of QPS.

5.30pm: A number of houses have been evacuated after a major gas leak that occurred at Glenlee this afternoon.

The gas leak was believed to have been caused by a digger that dug up a line on the corner of Terranova Drive and Yaamba Rd.

Police are currently blocking Emmerson Drive.

5pm: Emergency services are responding to reports of a major gas leak affecting a suburb on the outskirts of North Rockhampton.

The location is at the corner of Terranova Drive and Yaamba Rd (Bruce Highway) at Glenlee.

Initial reports suggest evacuations will be needed.

Terranova Drive is being blocked off from traffic.

Queensland Ambulance and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are on scene.

There are no patients requiring treatment and fire crews are believed to be evacuating a home that is potentially at risk.

More to follow.