Homes evacuated due to gas leak in West Vancouver

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A gas leak on a major road in West Vancouver is expected to affect traffic for most of Thursday – Dec 3, 2020

Several homes have been evacuated due to a gas leak in West Vancouver Thursday morning.

Fire crews and Fortis BC were called around 2:15 a.m. to Taylor Way and Keith Road.

Construction crews were working in the area and hit a gas line.

The occupants of the four homes evacuated are all safe, West Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services told Global News, and the residents were removed as a precaution as there could still be some gas leaking from the pipe.

Highway 1 is closed at Taylor Way from Marine Drive to Highway 1 at this time. This will affect the evening commute as well.

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Fortis said customers in the area will be affected as well as the gas will have to be shut off for repairs.

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TransLink said the bus stop on Keith Road will be blocked off Thursday.

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