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Gas leak forces downtown Hamilton street to shut down

Hamilton firefighters have been called to a gas leak in the downtown core. Don Mitchell / Global News

Police and firefighters have been called to a gas leak in downtown Hamilton.

Catharine Street North between Rebecca Street and King William Street was shut down shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Hamilton Police Constable Lorraine Edwards tells CHML News a gas line was severed during a construction dig where a new green space is being developed.

No evacuations have been ordered and there are no injuries.

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