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A Gas Leak In NDG Has Left Thousands Of Montrealers Without Electricity

Emergency crews are on the scene.
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A Gas Leak In NDG Has Left Thousands Of Montrealers Without Electricity

The Montreal Fire Department (Sécurité incendie Montréal, SIM) is on the scene of a gas leak on the corner of avenue Old Orchard and rue de Terrebonne in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. SIM is requesting that residents avoid the area, which is about one block from chemin Côte-Saint-Luc and two blocks from Villa-Maria orange metro line station. Hydro-Québec has reportedly cut power to the neighbourhood in response. At the time of writing, 8,935 Hydro customers are without power.

Hydro estimates that power will be restored around 9:45 a.m.

UPDATE: Hydro Québec has restored power to the neighbourhood.

Another 166 customers in NDG will be without power until 11:00 a.m., though it's unclear if that outage is also related to the gas leak.

A map on the Hydro Québec website shows the area of the outage, which extends roughly from chemin Côte des Neiges to rue Walkley and from Hampstead to Monkland Village.

[rebelmouse-image 26888340 photo_credit="Google Maps via Hydro Qu\u00e9bec" expand=1 original_size="683x417"] Google Maps via Hydro Québec

The location of the gas leak is marked below on the map.

[rebelmouse-image 26888341 photo_credit="Google Maps" expand=1 original_size="802x549"] Google Maps

We will update this article with information as it becomes available.

Translation: Gas leak – OLD ORCHARD / DE TERREBONNE – First alarm – Power cut possible – Please avoid the sector.

Stay tuned.

The cover image is used for illustrative purposes only.

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