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UPDATE: Gas leak repaired after forcing evacuation in West Kelowna

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.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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