Patrons evacuated due to gas leak at downtown Winnipeg hotel

A gas leak at a hotel on Fort Street prompted the evacuation of 40 people in the early hours on Saturday.

Crews were notified of the leak around 4:20 a.m. and arrived to find gas venting from a damaged line outside the building downtown.

The patrons were evacuated to a waiting Winnipeg Transit bus that had been deployed to provide shelter.

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Manitoba Hydro workers were called out to fix the leak, and patrons were allowed to return to their rooms a short time later.

No injuries were reported.

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