Emergency crews are responding to a gas leak in the 1200-block of Fort Street. (Google Maps)

Emergency crews are responding to a gas leak in the 1200-block of Fort Street. (Google Maps)

Work halts after gas line hit at Victoria development site

First responders in the 1200-block of Fort Street, says Abstract Development

A gas leak near Fort and Ormond streets is contained with residents returning to their homes near the affected construction site on Monday afternoon.

Minimal traffic diversions remained in place on Fort Street around 5:30 p.m. after the gas line was struck shortly before 2 p.m., initiating evacuation of homes in the area and halting traffic.

Abstract Development’s Bellewood Park construction site was closed with WorkSafe BC contacted and all safety protocols in place, according to a news release from Abstract.

No one was hurt and staff cooperated with investigators.

READ ALSO: Abstract prepares to transform Fort/Pentrelew property


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