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Gas leak closes road in southeast Calgary

Click to play video: 'Gas leak on 68 Street S.E. in Calgary Tuesday' Gas leak on 68 Street S.E. in Calgary Tuesday
Global News Morning Calgary's Doug Vaessen talks about a gas leak which occured on 68 Street S.E. Tuesday – May 22, 2018

Calgary police closed 68 Street S.E. after reports of a gas leak Tuesday.

Police said they received reports of a gas leak at 8625 68 Street S.E.. and that fire and ATCO crews are on the scene.

“A gas line had ruptured under the ground and when our guys showed up, we had high levels of gas coming up from the ground,” said Tom Guterson, district chief with the Calgary Fire Department.

Twenty-five workers evacuated the building safely, Guterson said.

A spokesperson for ATCO Gas said it got a call reporting a natural gas odour around 5:30 a.m.

The cause of the leak is under investigation by the utility’s crews, ATCO said.

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ATCO said there are no reports of injuries.

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Crews investigate gas leak in southeast Calgary Tuesday – May 22, 2018

WATCH: Global1 flies over the scene of a gas leak on 68 Street S.E. in Calgary

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