BREAKING: Major gas leak shuts down Maryborough CBD

AN EMERGENCY situation has been declared in Maryborough's CBD due to a major gas leak.

Queensland Police Service declared an exclusion zone about 12.02pm following reports of a ruptured gas main.

The declaration covers the area of Kent and Adelaide streets, Lennox, John and Ellena streets and the Woolworths carpark.

Motorists and pedestrians are urged to avoid the area.

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