02:49 pm, Wednesday 28 March, 2007
Eighteen businesses were evacuated and a busy street shut down amid a gas leak in Sydney’s inner-west on Wednesday.
Construction workers on the corner of Norton and Macaulay Streets in Leichhardt cut through a gas main shortly after midday, the NSW Fire Brigades said.
Norton Street was shut to traffic and 18 surrounding businesses were evacuated before energy providers Alinta cut off the gas supply at 12.50pm (AEST).
No residential properties were evacuated.
Alinta workers were on the scene attempting to permanently fix the leak.
Properties were being checked by NSW Fire Brigades before businesses and traffic were cleared to return to the street.