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.