Gas line ruptures on Plains Road East; road closure in effect.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON. May 31, 2013  Just after the noon hour police were notified of an 8″ natural gas line break at ESSO, 1254 Plains Road East, Burlington.  The cause of the rupture is unknown, but officials with Union Gas have been notified and are attending the scene.

The following closure is in effect:

 Plains Road East from Maple Avenue to Brant Street is closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

 Affected area businesses have been evacuated and officials are confident there are no additional public safety concerns.

 Rail service through the area is unaffected.

 A further release will be issued once incident is resolved.

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