Nicholson Street is closed in both directions between Brunswick Road and Scotchmer Street due to a gas leak. 

MFB firefighters are currently on scene directing traffic. Crews are using hoses to break up the gas cloud while the utilities company is working to switch the gas off at the mains.

VicRoads suggest commuters use St Georges Road or Lygon Street as alternatives but allow extra time through the area. 

Buses are replacing Route 96 trams between Stop 10 Parliament Station and East Brunswick, diverting via Scotchmer St, St Georges Rd and Brunswick Rd. 

Passengers may also consider Route 11 trams in Brunswick Street/St Georges Road as an alternative.

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