A number of roads remain closed in Old East Village as crews investigate Wednesday night explosion

First responders attend to the aftermath of an explosion on Woodman Avenue in 2019. Matthew Trevithick / Global News

An explosion in London’s Old East Village late Wednesday night forced the closure of a number of streets in the area.

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Police and fire crews, along with officials from the city and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office, remained at the scene Thursday night after an alleged impaired driver crashed into a home, hitting the home’s gas line and causing an explosion.

Late Thursday evening, officials with the city announced that Quebec Street and Charlotte Street had reopened. However, Woodman Street and Queen Street between Quebec and Woodman streets are open only to pedestrian residents.

London police and city officials ask those who live outside of the neighbourhood to continue to avoid the area.


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