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

Calgary gas leak forces evacuations, road closures
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.

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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