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UPDATE: Gas leak near 22nd Street and Brandon Ave

10.02.2019 13:12
By: Matthew Higgs

Streets are open gas line should be fixed today


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Brandon Avenue and 22nd Street are now open near the area where a gas leak was reported early Sunday afternoon.

Manitoba Hydro crews remain at the scene monitoring the situation.

Bruce Owen spokesperson with Manitoba Hydro says a damaged line needs to be repaired.

"We had the leak stopped yesterday afternoon but now we need to repair the pipe. It's a steel pipe and we have to weld in a new section," Owen said.

Crews attended the scene and assessed the situation shortly after the leak was reported.

"While there was one home evacuated, there were no injuries reported and nobody was without heat for their home," said Owen.

The cause of the leak is most likely weather related.

"A weld broke on the pipe and it may be due to the cold we've been experiencing and just the shifting of the ground," Owen said.

The spot where the line break has been dug up and is in clear view within barricades near the intersection of Brandon, Avenue and 22nd Street.

Work to repair the line break should be completed soon.

"I would say crews will have it fixed by the end of today," Owen said.

 

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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Brandon Police are asking the public to stay away from 22nd Street and Brandon Avenue after an underground gas leak in the area. 

Police say traffic is blocked in all directions. 

Police and Brandon Fire and Emergency Services are at the scene.