Montreal

Gas leak in Longueuil forces evacuation of 200 homes and the Saint-Hubert airport

An area on Montreal's South Shore including more than 200 homes and the Saint-Hubert airport was evacuated after a gas leak Tuesday afternoon.

Hydro-Québec cut power to 600 customers as preventive measure

Members of the Longueuil Fire Department responded to a gas leak on Tuesday. (Radio-Canada)

An area on Montreal's South Shore including more than 200 homes and the Saint-Hubert airport was evacuated after a gas leak Tuesday afternoon.

A gas line about 15 centimetres in diameter was severed around 12:20 p.m., the Longueuil Fire Department told Radio-Canada.

The airport and 208 homes in the Saint-Hubert neighbourhood were evacuated as a preventive measure. All flights out of the airport have been suspended.

The gas company, Énergir, said no one was injured and there is no risk of an explosion.

Hydro-Québec cut power to about 600 customers as a precaution.

The leak was repaired by around 9 p.m.

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