UPDATE: Picton gas leak caused by supply line damage during excavation work

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UPDATE:

The County of Prince Edward issued a media release on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 25 offering more information about the natural gas leak that occurred earlier that day.

The release says that just after 11 a.m., local firefighters responded to a natural gas leak at 251 Picton Main Street.

“Firefighters evacuated the area and assessed buildings to ensure the safety of the public,” the release explains.  

The lead was caused by a natural gas supply line being damaged during excavation work that was being performed at the rear side of a commercial building.

Enbridge Gas Utility attended the scene and stopped the gas leak at 12:20 p.m., and the affected area was reopened to the public at 12:44 p.m.  Fire personnel cleared the scene at 12:52 p.m.

“Prince Edward County Fire would like to extend a message of thanks to the OPP for their support and great team work to ensure the safety of the public,” the release concludes.

ORIGINAL STORY

Picton Main Street between Bridge Street and Ross Street is temporarily closed, the County of Prince Edward reports.

“There is a natural gas leak in the area,” reads a post to X from the County. “Fire crews are on scene evacuating the area.”

Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue is advising the public to avoid Picton Main Street and the area of Market Lane parking lot.

Quinteist has reached out to the OPP and Enbridge for more information, and will provide updates as they are made available.

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