Gas line repairwork underway on Avebury Avenue: FortisBC

Gas line repairwork underway on Avebury Avenue: FortisBC
Mark Innes/CHEK News
Roads around Avebury Avenue were shut as crews responded to reports of a gas leak.

FortisBC says repair work has begun on the damaged gas line in the 2500-block of Avebury Avenue, but there is not yet a timeline for when the work will be complete.

According to Lauren Lea, corporate communications advisor for FortisBC, the damage was to a service line from a third party.

Crews are now working to repair the lines, and there are about 45 outages. Once the repairs are complete, crews will go to reignite the appliances.

Lea says crews were called out around 11:30 a.m.

The fire department and VicPD were also on scene assisting and briefly had roads, including Bay Street, closed.

VicPD says a workperson at a residence accidentally damaged a gas line and called 911 right away.

There were no injuries, according to VicPD.

CHEK News has reached out to VicPD and FortisBC for more information and the story will be updated when more information is made available.

BC Transit says bus routes 22 and 10 are on a detour while the gas leak is resulting in closed roads.

This is a developing story. More details will be added as they become available.

Editor’s note: Victoria Police previously said the roads have been reopened, but since updated that the roads are still closed. The story has been updated to reflect this.


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