WINNIPEG – Residents are back in their homes after a gas leak in northwest Winnipeg forced an evacuation.
It happened on Keewatin, a little north of Inkster, around 10a.m., Thursday when a contractor hit a gas line.
Firefighters evacuated over 120 homes (about 200 people) and two businesses.
Fire crews evacuating people on residential bay off Keewatin. Some people packing up to leave. pic.twitter.com/EASb2Flt1h
— 680 CJOB (@680CJOB) August 4, 2016
Manitoba Hydro spokesperson Scott Powell tells 680 CJOB getting the leak fixed was a little more complicated than usual.
“To isolate and stop that leaking gas, we’re going to have to do three excavations and squeeze off the gas, and by that I mean crush the pipes in three separate locations.”
The city is estimating the gas will be shutoff around 6 tonight.
There have been no injuries.
Keewatin northbound was closed between Inkster and Adsum for about five hours. It has since re-opened.