Dangerous gas leak spreading towards Coburg shopping mall

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A gas leak described as extremely dangerous is spreading towards a shopping mall in Coburg.

The hazardous gas is leaking from Sydney Road and the area between Bell and Harding Streets is being evacuated.

"Do not enter the area – it is extremely dangerous," a VicEmergency warning says.

The warning says the gas is heading towards the Victoria Street Mall.

Traffic has been stopped in both directions, as well as the tram line and pedestrians.

Firefighters and police are on scene.

More to come.

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