Residents Evacuated After Gas Leak In Downtown Windsor

A construction crew broke a gas-line in downtown Windsor around 5 pm Saturday.

Windsor Police cordoned off and evacuated a one block radius at Alymer Ave. and Riverside Dr. as a precaution while Union Gas went to work turning off the gas to the area.

According to police, a natural-gas-line was severed in the front yard of a home by a backhoe operator. 

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(Photo by AM800's Gord Bacon)

Windsor Fire and Rescue are on scene, but the natural gas-line did not ignite and police say the operator of the backhoe was able to safely get away.

Police are asking people to avoid the area. No one was injured.