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

Fire crews continue to douse houses along Woodman Avenue.
Fire crews continue to douse houses along Woodman Avenue. Matthew Trevithick / 980 CFPL

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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