Gas leak repaired

A gas leak discovered in North Red Deer on Monday afternoon took until early Tuesday morning for service to be restored.

A gas leak discovered in North Red Deer on Monday afternoon took until early Tuesday morning for service to be restored.

A corrosion leak to a building in the 7400 block of Gaetz Avenue was discovered about 3 p.m., ATCO Gas responded and with the help of Red Deer Emergency Services evacuated the surrounding area.

Brendan Dolan, senior vice-president for Calgary and District operations for ATCO Gas, said the leak was found outside the build, requiring them to dig down and replace the corroded pipe.

The leak was stopped at 10 p.m. and service restored at 2 a.m.

“We do inspect our pipe regularly, we have a very robust pipeline inspection program and we usually find these incidents before the customers do and get them repaired before there’s any interruption of service,” said Dolan.

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