Residents Allowed to Return Home Following Underground Gas Leak in North York

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Residents in North York are now able to return to their homes following an underground gas leak in a townhouse complex on Tuesday.

Toronto police, fire crews, and Enbridge Gas were called to the scene of the underground gas leak, located in the area of Jim Baird Mews and Judy Sgro Avenue, near Highway 400 and Sheppard Avenue West.

As a precautionary measure, 20 townhomes and a four-block radius were evacuated, according to Toronto Police. Additionally, TTC buses were used as shelters for residents.

Police also asked the public to avoid the area as they investigated.

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As Enbridge crews responded to the gas leak, city councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 7 Humber River-Black Creek, said the company had capped the leak and was continuing to monitor the situation.

“Residents will be able to allowed into homes once air levels their return to normal,” said Perruzza.

Police said residents were allowed to return to their homes shortly before 11 am and no injuries were reported.

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