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Driver charged after early morning crash in Burlington, Ont., ruptures gas line

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A driver has been charged after an early-morning crash lead to the evacuation of a Burlington, Ont., residential area due to a major gas leak.

Halton Regional Police (HRPS) says the incident happened after 2 a.m. on Tobyn Drive just east of Walkers Line and Upper Middle Road.

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Investigators say six vehicles and a home were damaged when a sedan hopped a sidewalk, hitting several cars and a tree.

The ensuing collisions resulted in a gas line rupture which forced the evacuation of neighbouring homes.

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Tobyn Drive between Kilmer Drive and Forest Run Avenue was closed until just after 11:a.m. following a repair from Enbridge Gas.

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A 43-year-old Burlington man has been charged with impaired driving.

 

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