Major gas leaks evacuates downtown Leamington


Update: On October 1, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report that the major natural gas leak in downtown Leamington, Ontario has been located and repaired by Union Gas.

Erie Street North has been reopened to its businesses, residents and commuters.

Police advise however that Mill Street West between Fox Street and Erie Street North will remain closed for approximately 2 hours to allow Union Gas to fill in a hole where the repair was made.

The OPP advise that the area is now safe to return to and report that no persons were injured nor property damaged as a result of the incident.

A major natural gas leak has led to an evacuation of downtown Leamington .

On October 1, 2016 at approximately 1:15 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Leamington Detachment and Leamington Fire Services responded to an underground natural gas eruption near the intersection of Erie Street and Mill Street, Leamington, Ontario.

OPP and Fire are currently evacuating all people encompassed in the area of Erie Street North, Talbot Street East, Princess Street and Russell Street and are asking the public to remain away from the downtown core until the leak has been controlled.

The cause of the leak is not known at this time.

Union Gas is on scene investigating and further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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