Butane line ruptures in East Saint John

Saint John Police say a butane line ruptured Monday morning, and the public is being asked to avoid the area in East Saint John.

Staff Sergeant Tony Hayes says in an email that the line runs from the Canaport on 350 Bayside Drive to the Irving Oil Refinery.

The rupture happened around 11 a.m., shutting down Bayside Drive and part of the causeway.

Hayes says River Avenue has also been evacuated, as well as businesses in the area.

He says extra officers from other zones have been re-assigned to East Saint John.