The intersection of Duke Street and Colonization remains closed to traffic, until further notice. Crews from Union Gas remain on the scene of a leaking gas line in Dryden.
Dryden's fire chief, Ryan Murrell, says the leak was reported yesterday morning by a homeowner. Workers from the utility will remain on site, until repairs are completed.
Once at the scene, Murrell says firefighters noticed a natural gas odour near the intersection.
Staff from Union Gas then arrived on the scene, and firefighters say the utility determined there was a leaking underground gas line. Firefighters from both halls in Dryden returned to the area, and they assisted with closing the roadway to allow Union Gas to create vent holes and ventilate the gas from under the road surface.
Union Gas crews remain onsite at Duke and Colonization, and they intend to keep the overpass and the intersection of Duke and Colonization closed to traffic, until further notice. The repair crew is performing diagnostic and repair work on gas infrastructure.
Union Gas will have representatives onsite manning the closure until it is repaired.