Two separate gas leaks force evacuations of Winnipeg homes, businesses Wednesday

A pair of natural gas leaks just hours apart today caused evacuations in two different parts of Winnipeg.

The first call came in just after 12:00 p.m. for a leak in the 300 block of Lindenwood Dr.

Crews found high levels of natural gas coming from a leak near an area under construction.

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Seven homes were evacuated and a Winnipeg Transit bus was brought in to provide shelter. Manitoba Hydro safely stopped the leak before residents were allowed to return.

Then just before 4 p.m., excavation work by City of Winnipeg crews caused a leak in the 1000-block of Coulter Avenue.

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It forced the evacuation of several nearby businesses, but again, Manitoba Hydro was able to safely vent that natural gas into the atmosphere.

In both cases, no injuries were reported.

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