April 22, 2019 7:25 pm
Updated: April 22, 2019 8:08 pm

Homes evacuated, roads closed after major gas leak in west Calgary

WATCH: Emergency crews were on the scene of a large gas leak Monday afternoon in southwest Calgary. As Michael King reports, several homes were evacuated and roads closed.

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Houses were evacuated and roads were closed in Calgary’s West Springs neighbourhood on Monday after a major gas leak, according to the fire department.

Crews were called to Weston Drive S.W. and 77 Street S.W. at 4:20 p.m., the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) said.

CFD said a six-inch-diameter natural gas line was struck during excavation so crews evacuated homes downwind of the leak and closed roads within a three-block radius.

ATCO and CFD’s hazardous materials team were on scene as of 5:10 p.m.

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