Gas Leak Forces Evacuation, Closes Streets

A gas leak late Monday afternoon closed traffic in a St. James neighbourhood.


Shortly before 4 p.m., police closed Parkdale Street between Ness Avenue and Portage Avenue.

Manitoba Hydro arrived on scene to begin digging up the gas line to crimp it, as numerous homes in the area were evacuated as a safety precaution.

The cause of the leak is being attributed to construction crews who punctured the line. video/WpgCameraMan