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Update: Downtown gas leak repaired by Enbridge

Calling it a ‘major gas leak’, construction downtown ruptured a gas line

Updated Sept. 19 at 2:47 p.m.: Greater Sudbury Fire Services advised that gas company Enbridge has repaired a gas line near the intersection of Durham and Larch streets that was ruptured Sept. 18 due to construction activities. The roadway was open as of 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19.

 Original story

Larch and Durham streets are closed as officials deal with what’s described as a “major gas leak” downtown.

Deputy Fire Chief Jesse Oshell tweeted about the leak over the noon hour.

“Crews on scene for a major gas leak due to construction on Durham at Larch,” he tweeted. “Downtown has a strong odor of natural gas and several streets are closed.”

Enbridge is on the scene and the public is asked to avoid the area.

Greater Sudbury Police officers are also on the scene as three intersections in the downtown core are closed.

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.


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