Gas leak closes Route 90 between Logan, Notre Dame avenues

Crews at the scene on Route 90 Friday. Marek Tkach/Global News

A gas leak closed a major Winnipeg artery for several hours Friday.

Route 90 between Logan Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue was closed to traffic in both directions around lunchtime, resulting in line-ups past Selkirk Avenue and Dublin Avenue.

Traffic also slowed on Logan, Notre Dame and Keewatin Street as drivers tried to avoid the area. The street opened up again just before 2 p.m.

Manitoba Hydro said a contractor working in the area ruptured a pipe while using a backhoe.

Route 90 was completely closed to traffic Friday afternoon. Marek Tkach/Global News

“Once on scene it was determined that a construction contractor ruptured a three-quarter inch gas line,” city officials said in a release.

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“Manitoba Hydro is working to repair the damaged lines. At this point however there is no timeline on when they may be completed.”

The street will remain closed until repairs are completed, said city officials. No evacuations were needed.

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