October 12, 2018 6:59 pm

Some Saint John residents evacuated following natural gas leak

The gas was first detected by a citizen who reported it around 4:30 p.m.

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Evacuations were issued for a part of Saint John Friday night due to a natural gas leak.

In a statement, the City of Saint John said police, fire and Enbridge Gas are responding to a two-inch underground natural gas leak a Prince William and Princess streets in the city’s uptown.

“Residents within a one block radius have been evacuated, and roads surrounding the leak have been closed,” the city stated.

“We ask people to stay clear of the area until further notice.”

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Power has been shut off within the one block radius. Police said additional power outages should be expected.

The gas was first detected by a citizen who reported it around 4:30 p.m.

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