Fire and RCMP Services on the Scene of a Gas Leak in Stony Plain

A leak was reported this afternoon at the intersection of Highway 628 and Westerra Drive/High Park Road. Crews currently containing the leak.

ATCO, the Stony Plain Fire Department and local RCMP are on the scene of a gas leak in Stony Plain.

At this time, it was confirmed a gas line was struck at the intersection of Highway 628 and Westerra Drive/High Park Road. Crews have since contained the leak to a 500 metre radius.

House in the area of the gas line were evacuated and have been checked by the Fire Department where they found no signs of gas build up.

A plan has also been set forth to be able to allow kids to be bussed out of the schools in the area, while the RCMP is ensuring the safety  of kids who walk home. Parents are asked to refer to the child's school Facebook page or website for more details.

ATCO is working to shut the valves off in the area, but some digging will be required and may take several hours.

Highway 628 between Golf Course Road and Willow Way remain closed at this time and residents are asked to avoid the area.

More information as it becomes available.

-MU

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