A gas leak in Montreal’s south shore has come to an end after it forced the evacuation of 208 homes and the temporary closure of the St-Hubert airport.
A six-inch pipe carrying natural gas was hit Tuesday afternoon during excavation work on de la Savane Road, according to Longueuil’s fire department division chief Michel Huguerot.
The incident happened at around 12:35 p.m. and the pipe was capped around eight hours later.
Huguerot says all residents have returned home, the airport is once again fully functional and power has been completely restored.
Firefighters had set up a perimeter around the area and asked people to avoid driving by.
— With files from Global News’ Kalina Laframboise and The Canadian Press