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UPDATE: Gas leak stopped on Borden Avenue

A gas leak was near a Borden Avenue construction site. The road has been shut down.
June 17, 2013 - 5:04 PM

UPDATE: 5:00 p.m., 2013

A gas leak discovered at Borden Avenue near Gordon Drive was stopped at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon. Fortis BC spokesperson David Wylie says at least one lane on Borden Avenue was shut down so crews could investigate. He says the damage was caused by a third party and a Fortis BC crew was on scene to assess the situation.

The leak was coming from a ruptured natural gas pipe, he says.

“If it is hit, it will smell like sulphur or rotten eggs," Wylie says. "It (the smell) is added to the gas as a safety measure."

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at jwhittet@infotelnews.ca or call (250)718-0428.

4:30 p.m. June 17, 2013

A gas leak has stopped traffic on Borden Avenue in Kelowna.

RCMP are blocking one end of the street, while a fire truck blocks the other. Platoon Captain Eric Simpson says the leak happened when a hole digger hit a gas main.

There are approximately six firefighters and six members of the construction crew on scene, RCMP and Fortis B.C. to fix the problem and get traffic moving through the area again.

It is not known at this time how long the repair will take or when the road will be open to traffic again.

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