NSW Fire Brigades are currently dealing with a major gas leak in Katoomba.
The area between Parke St, Waratah St, Katoomba St and Lurline St Katoomba is currently closed and several hundred people have been evacuated. Any persons intending to visit Katoomba are advised to avoid the area for the next few hours.
Any further enquiries should be directed to NSW Fire Brigades or NSW Police.
Four Units from the NSW Rural Fire Service are currently assisting the NSW Fire Brigades with evacuation operations.