Update: Construction work causes major natural gas leak in Hamilton

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Published August 3, 2023 at 12:09 pm

COURTESY HAMILTON FIRE DEPARTMENT VIA TWITTER
COURTESY HAMILTON FIRE DEPARTMENT VIA TWITTER

Repairs are underway Thursday after a pipe was struck by a contractor doing construction work at a home, causing a major natural gas leak on Hamilton Mountain. 

“Right now there are no concerns to the public and Enbridge is on scene to stop the leak. There were no injuries,”
Ryan Coburn, assistant deputy chief at the Hamilton Fire Department, told inthehammer.com today in an email.

He said he believes the area will remain closed for the rest of the afternoon.

Just after 10 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 3) on Twitter, the Hamilton Fire Department announced that fire crews arrived at the scene in the area of Brucedale and East 15th Street.

Leanne McNaughton, supervisor of external communications and media relations for Enbridge, said that construction work by a third-party contractor caused the damage to its pipe Thursday morning.

She said in an email to inthehammer.com today (Aug. 3) that “the reason as to how, or why is being investigated.”

Enbridge workers came up with an emergency repair plan when they arrived at the site. “Gas is now off and the area is safe,” she said.

She added that workers are finishing repairs and then will go door-to-door to relight appliances in about 68 customers’ homes.

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