(Victoria Fire Department)

VicPD says that a gas leak is impacting traffic in the 2500-block of Avebury Avenue Monday afternoon.

The reported gas leak is on Avebury Avenue between Bay Street and Haultain Street, according to police, however temporary road closures extend beyond those streets.

A person working in the area accidentally disrupted a gas line in the 2500-block of Avebury Avenue at approximately 11:40 a.m.,” said Bowen Osoko, Media Relations Officer.

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FortisBC Media Relations Spokesperson Lauren Lea told Victoria Buzz that fire crews and VicPD are on-site handling the leak.

“FortisBC crews are on site,” said Lea. “We arrived on-site at about 11:30 this morning to investigate gas line damage in the area.”

Victoria Fire crews and VicPD have closed Bay Street between Fernwood Road and Forbes Street while FortisBC investigates.

Lea said that the damaged gas line is now contained and under control. 

FortisBC crews are now working to repair damages that were made and get connections back up and running for approximately 45 customers and households that will need devices turned back on.

If customers aren’t home when crews come to assist them with their gas supplied appliances, a tag will be left and they can contact FortisBC to return at their earliest convenience.

As more information becomes available, this article will be updated. 

BC Transit tweeted an update to commuters who travel on the number 10 and 22 bus routes due to the leak. 

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