**Updated** Streets re-opened after gas leak

Fredericton Police Force

**Updated @ 2:28 p.m.**

CTV Atlantic is reporting the cordon has been lifted after the gas leak in downtown Fredericton this morning.

**Updated @ 12:08 p.m.**

Fredericton Police say evacuations will be lifted "shortly".

In a tweet at 12:03 p.m., police say the gas leak on King Street is now under control, and residents and businesses will be advised when they can return to the area.

CTV Atlantic's Jessica Ng reports on Twitter the fire department says the gas leak was caused by an excavator during construction and work to repair the gas line should be completed in the next couple of hours.

Fredericton Police say they are responding to a gas leak downtown.

Speaking to our newsroom, police say officers responded to reports of a gas leak at the 600 block of King Street around 8:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say firefighters from Fredericton Fire Department and Enbridge Gas officials are on scene investigating the source of the leak.

The area around the Centennial building has been cordoned off and several buildings in the area have been evacuated as a precaution.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and there is no word on when people will be allowed to return to the area.