A ruptured gas main has caused a section of a main Mount Maunganui road to be closed.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Campbell Rd at 4.15pm.

A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said a contractor had hit a gas main.

As a safety precaution, a section of Maunganui Rd near Blake Park and Clyde St was closed.

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Fire crews had made the area safe and were waiting for gas experts to secure the situation.

Fire crews had made the area safe and were waiting for gas experts to secure the situation. Photo / Google Maps
Fire crews had made the area safe and were waiting for gas experts to secure the situation. Photo / Google Maps