Wednesday 18 October 2017

Gas Networks Ireland attend scene of city centre gas leak 'to repair third party damaged gas pipeline'

  • Dublin Fire Brigade attend scene
  • Luas suspended for up to 45 minutes
  • Gardaí diverting traffic from area
  • CHQ building evacuated after reports
Dublin Fire Brigade attend scene of suspected gas leak (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Dublin Fire Brigade attend scene of suspected gas leak (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Dublin Fire Brigade attend scene of suspected gas leak (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Dublin Fire Brigade attend scene of suspected gas leak (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Dublin Fire Brigade attend scene of suspected gas leak (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Dublin Fire Brigade attend scene of suspected gas leak (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gas Networks Ireland crews attended the scene of a suspected gas leak on Dublin's north quays this evening.

Motorists were asked to avoid the North Wall Quay area in Dublin and a building was evacuated following reports of a suspected gas leak.

Gardaí said; "Delays likely to be for a number of hours so please use alternative routes. Diversions are in place."

Gas Networks Ireland confirmed they are on site and "working to repair third party damaged gas pipeline".

It is understood the CHQ Building was evacuated after the report of the smell of gas.

Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene with four units.

The Luas Red Line stopped services to the IFSC area earlier, but have since started running services again.

There was no service between Georges Dock and The Point in both directions during the suspension.

Customers are now expected to have delays of up to one hour.

"Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Services for the duration of the disruption.

"Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience."

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