A natural gas leak has forced the evacuation of 27 homes in a Mississauga neighbourhood and residents are required to stay out of their homes overnight.
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services responded to the leak in the middle of Blythe Road in the Mississauga Road and Dundas Street West area. Emergency services received notice about the leak at about 12 noon Monday.
Enbridge Gas crews said repairs to fix the leak will begin on Tuesday.
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Peel Regional Police have closed roads in the area.
“They’re actively trying to fix everything,” Const. Heather Cannon said on Monday night.
Police and Peel paramedics were on standby at the scene for hours but both services reported no injuries.
Mississauga Transit also sent buses to provide temporary shelter for anyone who needs it during the evacuation.
“If people don’t have anywhere to go, we ensure we have enough space for them,” Cannon said.
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Blythe Road is closed from Daulton Drive to the end of the road. Authorities had asked residents and motorists on Monday night to avoid the area and be aware of first responders working on the roadway.
By 6 p.m, 13 houses were evacuated, but that number grew to 27 by 9 p.m.
There were three Mississauga Fire Command Officers at the scene.
“Due to the size of the leak, repair is complicated,” Mississauga Fire said in a tweet.
For those impacted by the evacuation on Blythe Road & require shelter overnight:<br> <br>(1) Contact your homeowner’s insurance company to inquire if a hotel stay will be covered<br>(2) Call our MFES’ non-emergency line at 905-456-5700 if you require a hotel stay – Canadian Red Cross
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