Gas leak on Eglinton Ave. slows rush hour commute

A gas leak on Eglinton Avenue East, near Bellamy Road, is caused travel delays for commuters during rush hour this afternoon.

Repairs continue late Wednesday evening

A gas leak on Eglinton Avenue East, near Bellamy Road, caused travel delays for commuters during rush hour this afternoon.

Crews from Enbridge Gas Distribution are on site monitoring the situation and are working to repair the leak, the company said via Twitter. Natural gas was venting safely into the atmosphere, it said. 

Repairs are expected to continue late into the evening Wednesday.

Roads and rail lines in the area are being affected by the gas leak. 

As of 5:50 p.m. ET, Bellamy Road was closed from Eglinton Avenue East to Trudelle Street, and TTC buses were being diverted.

Adjusted GO Train service on the Lakeshore East line is running between Union Station and Scarborough and between Oshawa and Guildwood. Regular service is suspended between Union and Pickering.

Train service continues to operate between Pickering and Oshawa.

GO Transit said late Wednesday that Thursday morning service is still unknown and are directing passengers to check their website.

The north parking lot of the Eglinton GO Station is blocked off, with up to 200 vehicles inside. Police are advising commuters with vehicles in the lot to speak to GO Transit staff on site.

Via Rail trains travelling from the city to Oshawa have been replaced by alternative service for the rest of Wednesday.

With files from The Canadian Press

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