Le Quartier DIX30, a major shopping center on Montreal's South Shore, has been evacuated in part due to a gas leak.\nThe leak was discovered just after 10:30. Shoppers and employees have been evacuated until further notice. Police warn that the operation to stop the leak may last several hours.\nThe Longueuil police are asking people to avoid the area until the gas leak is stopped.\nThe leak, which is described as being a "major" by police, is at the corner of Quartier Boulevard and Leduc Boulevard.\nStores and restaurants are affected by the leak, including the 3 Brasseurs, La Cage and Casey's. The Tweet below shows what part of the shopping center is closed off:\nFuite de gaz majeure à Brossard. Une partie du DIX30 est évacuée. Le SPAL est en assistance au SSIAL et Energir (gaz métro), qui sont présentement en intervention.Plus de détails au https://t.co/XoaU3a77z6 pic.twitter.com/fcgy38M7iy— Police de Longueuil (@PoliceSPAL) July 30, 2019\n"Major gas leak in Brossard. The SPAL (Longueuil Area Police) is assisting the SSIAL and Energir (metro gas), who are presently intervening. More details at https://m.facebook.com/PoliceSpal/) m.facebook.com/PoliceSpal/"\nREAD ALSO: A Montreal Police Officer Has Been Suspended For The Eighth Time ... And He's Still Employed\nAccording to police, the area is likely to be blocked off until sometime between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. They recommend that citizens avoid the area.\nFUITE DE GAZ MAJEUR AU DIX30 À LA HAUTEUR DES 3 BRASSEURS. SECTEUR À ÉVITER pic.twitter.com/o8Pcj77K5x— Roussillon_News (@NewsRoussillon) July 30, 2019\n"Major gas leak near 3 Brasseurs. Avoid the area."\nRome Boulevard and Highway 10 starting at du Quartier Boulevard are closed off.\nGas leaks have been a frequent occurence this summer. Earlier today, firefighters in Montreal dealt with 2 gas leaks: one on the corner of Gouin Boulevard and Robitaille, which lasted over 2 hours.\nThe other gas leak is at the corner of Henri-Bourassa E. and Ave. Du Parc. The gas leak is still ongoing.\nWe will update this story as more details become available.\nPolice and firefighters are dealing with a major gas leak in Brossard's DIX30. The operation is expected to last anywhere between 2 and 4 hours.