West-end Windsor homes evacuated after gas line struck

The incident occurred on California Avenue near Westview Freedom Academy Secondary School.

Firefighters have since stopped the leak

Windsor firefighters report a gas leak on California Avenue has been stopped. (Jonathan Pinto/CBC)

Several homes were evacuated in Windsor's west-end after a gas line was struck early Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. on California Avenue near Westview Freedom Academy Secondary School when construction workers accidentally struck a gas line.

Within half an hour of the line being struck, Windsor firefighters reported the gas leak had been stopped and ventilation was provided to sewers in order to disperse gas.