Residents have been left confused at the sudden closure of a rural service station and its neighbouring pharmacy. Here’s what we know so far.
A rural service station and its neighbouring pharmacy have closed their doors unexpectedly, as rumours swirl as to why and residents are left anxiously waiting for them to reopen.
The Puma service station at Curra, located 15 kilometres north of Gympie on the corner of David Drive and the Bruce Hwy, broke the news on Tuesday afternoon on Facebook.
“We are closed until further notice, sorry for the inconvenience,” they wrote.
But residents were left wanting answers.
Brooke Mansom said on Facebook she believed recent heavy rainfall had damaged the electrical board.
“We apologise and hope to be up and running again as soon possible,” she said.
Rebecca Jones said the site would reopen on November 17.
The Gympie Times has reached out to Ms Mansom and Ms Jones for comment.
Construction site fences surrounded the area on Wednesday and workers in hi-vis and hard hats were standing by.
A pharmacy located on the same property, Curra Community Discount Pharmacy, also appeared closed.
The workers and security guards declined to comment, and instead referred the media to Puma Energy.
With the site closed, residents must travel more than 15 kilometres north to the United petrol station at Gunalda, or 15 kilometres south to the new Mobil petrol station in Gympie.
The Gympie Times has reached out to the fuel company for comment.
Extracted in full from: Puma Curra petrol station mysteriously closed | The Courier Mail