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Vehicle crash causes gas leak in downtown Perth

Lanark OPP have closed roads and evacuated buildings in downtown Perth after a vehicle collision severed a gas line. Global News File

Lanark County OPP and the Perth Fire Service are dealing with a gas leak incident in the centre of Perth on Friday afternoon.

Police say they received calls at around 2:42 p.m. to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Gore and Herriott streets in the city’s downtown core.

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Police say one of the vehicles struck a building on the northeast corner of the intersection and a natural gas line was severed.

Roads surrounding the crash site have been closed and the OPP are asking that drivers and pedestrians avoid the area for their own safety and to allow emergency services to operate.

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Residences and businesses in the immediate area are all being evacuated as a safety precaution.

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