Manitoba Hydro expects repairs to a gas leak that closed streets in Brandon just blocks away from the Keystone Centre Sunday will likely carry on through the night and into Monday morning.
Both police and Hydro confirmed in tweets that they are asking people to avoid the area.
Traffic at 22nd Street and Brandon Avenue is also blocked in all directions.
In a tweet shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, Hydro said traffic is expected to be open to one lane by Monday morning.
Brandon update: crews finishing repairs through the evening and into tomorrow morning. Traffic expected to be opened to one lane by tomorrow morning. <a href=”https://t.co/ZTy2v46Vtn”>pic.twitter.com/ZTy2v46Vtn</a>
On its website, Manitoba Hydro says when there’s a suspected gas leak:
- If inside a building, leave the doors open as you exit.
- Do not smoke, light matches or lighters, operate electrical switches, appliances, phones, vehicles, or create any other source of ignition or sparks.
- Starting a vehicle may create a spark, so you may have to walk out.
- Shut down equipment (such as lawn mowers, tractors, and power tools) if it is safe to do so.
- Alert anyone who is nearby and stay upwind.