Heritage Gas, Halifax Fire investigating gas leak in Bedford

Halifax Fire - File photo. File/Global News

Police are asking the public to avoid a section of Bedford Thursday morning as they investigate a reported gas leak.

In a news release, Halifax Regional Police said the gas leak in the 600 block of Broad Street was reported just after 8 a.m.

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Heritage Gas confirmed in a tweet that the leak was caused by a contractor excavating in the area.

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Gas service has been shut off as a result.

Heritage Gas expects to have the leak contained soon.

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