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.
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.
Crews @CGSFireServices on scene for a major gas leak due to construction on Durham at Larch. Downtown has a strong odour of natural gas and several streets are closed. Please avoid the area, Enbridge is on scene. pic.twitter.com/XFBer8hNUf— Jesse Oshell (@JesseOshell) September 18, 2023
Greater Sudbury Police officers are also on the scene as three intersections in the downtown core are closed.
TRAFFIC DISRUPTION - Police and @CGSFireServices are currently attending the scene of a gas leak in downtown Sudbury.— Sudbury Police (@SudburyPolice) September 18, 2023
Area affected: Larch Street and Durham Street.
Currently, three intersections are closed.
Motorists are directed to find alternate route.
This story will be updated as new information becomes available.