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East Village Calgary Evacuated Over Ruptured Gas Line

Written by; Chad Simco / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Fri Dec 12 2014

  


Early in the afternoon today a ruptured gas line at a construction site located at the 500 block of Riverfront Avenue in the S.E. East Village of Calgary has now been successfully clamped and sealed.

CFD officials reported that a 6 inch gas line was ripped open by a backhoe working in the construction zone just shortly after 11:00 a.m. this morning.

Emergency crews and fire fighters had cordoned off the construction site located in the East Village at Riverfront Avenue and a total of approximately four hundred construction workers had been evacuated from various construction sites in the close surrounding area. C-Train travel on the Saddletowne / 69th Street and Somerset-Bridlewood / Tuscany lines faced delays due to the incident.

After working on the gas leak for over an hour, at around 1:00 pm this afternoon ATCO workers had successfully sealed and clamped the line.

The C-Train service has been restored to normal operation.

No injuries have been reported.

  

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