A driver has been charged after an early-morning crash lead to the evacuation of a Burlington, Ont., residential area due to a major gas leak.
Halton Regional Police (HRPS) says the incident happened after 2 a.m. on Tobyn Drive just east of Walkers Line and Upper Middle Road.
Investigators say six vehicles and a home were damaged when a sedan hopped a sidewalk, hitting several cars and a tree.
The ensuing collisions resulted in a gas line rupture which forced the evacuation of neighbouring homes.
Tobyn Drive between Kilmer Drive and Forest Run Avenue was closed until just after 11:a.m. following a repair from Enbridge Gas.
A 43-year-old Burlington man has been charged with impaired driving.
Tobyn Dr #BurlON shut down for major natural gas leak caused by veh collision into house. Area residents evacuated. Police, @BurlingtonFire, Halton EMS, Gas Co, Burl Transit on scene. 2-3 hrs estimated until safe. Impaired driver arrested. Pls avoid area. ^jwf
— HRPS Burlington (@HRPSBurl) January 13, 2021
@enbridgegas is on scene at Tobyn Drive @cityburlington for a natural gas leak after a vehicle hit a gas line late last night. The gas has been turned off and repairs are underway. @HRPSBurl @BurlingtonFire @Media371
— Enbridge Gas (@enbridgegas) January 13, 2021
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