UPDATE: Gas leak repaired after forcing evacuation in West Kelowna
Howard Alexander - News Editor
An evacuation in West Kelowna this afternoon after a contractor hit a natural gas line.
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August 31, 2015 - 2:34 PM
UPDATE: 6:37 A.M., SEPT. 1, 2015
The leak has been repaired and evacuees were allowed back home by about 7:30 p.m., Aug. 31, 2015.
2:36 P.M., AUG. 31, 2015
WEST KELOWNA - A natural gas leak has forced people out of their homes in West Kelowna this afternoon.
The gas leak has forced the evacuation of several homes in the 500-block of Anders Road and the commercial area on Ollala Road, including the West Kelowna fire station, today, Aug. 31.
No one was hurt.
“At approximately 1:50 p.m. a four-inch gas line was struck during construction work on Anders Road by a private contractor,” city spokesperson Kirsten Jones says in a media release.
Jones isn’t sure how long the repair will take.
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