Some area homes and businesses in downtown Lindsay were briefly evacuated due to a broken gas line on Thursday morning.
According to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, around 10:15 a.m., crews responded to the intersection of Lindsay St. South at Russell Street in Lindsay for a reported gas main break.
Police say an excavtor struck and broke an underground gas line.
Homes and businesses on Lindsay St. South, between Kent Street and Russell Street were temporarily evacuated for one hour until the leak could be stopped, police said.
Lindsay Street remains closed between Kent and Russell streets while construction crews continue to make repairs.
“Some area homes and businesses have been evacuated,” police stated in a tweet issued at 10:45 a.m.
People are advised to avoid the area.