Cobram gas rupture

12:30AM UPDATE: COBRAM residents were advised to inside their homes this morning after a gas main was ruptured during works this morning.

Emergency services converged on the scene, which was not far from the town’s hospital.

It is believed the rupture was caused by a backhoe in a car park in Charles Street, near the intersection of Broadway Street.

The CFA and police door-knocked residents within the affected area, advising themto take shelter indoors immediately.

The hospital is on standby for a possible evacuation, but the CFA says it is not required at this stage.

The leak was deemed safe by about 12:30pm.

Roads were closed in the area.

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