Gas leak shuts down Transcona intersection

An intersection in Winnipeg’s Transcona neighbourhood is closed to traffic after construction crews made contact with a gas line Sunday morning, causing a leak.

A spokesperson for Manitoba Hydro said that happened around 10:45 a.m. at Regent Avenue East and Day Street.

The intersection will stay closed for public safety as crews dig into concrete to fix the broken line, Jacob Marks said in an email.

That job is expected to take at least several hours, he said.

All the gas is venting into the air and crews haven’t detected any of it moving into nearby buildings, Marks said.

No evacuations were necessary, he said.

At about 7:15 p.m. the gas was completely shut off, but work is ongoing to repair the broken line, Marks said.

He added Manitoba Hydro will post regular updates about the situation on social media.