Gas leak forces evacuation near Parliament Hill

By on May 3, 2017


Police and fire services have reopened streets near Parliament Hill that were evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a gas leak. (Photo: Cristian Bortes/Flickr)
Police and fire services have reopened streets near Parliament Hill that were evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a gas leak. (Photo: Cristian Bortes/Flickr)

OTTAWAPolice and fire services have reopened streets near Parliament Hill that were evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a gas leak.

The leak was thought to have been caused by construction in the area.

It resulted in police cordoning off a four-block section of downtown.

The distinctive gas odour swept down the Sparks Street Mall a block from Parliament as police shepherded people out of some buildings and blocked streets.

No injuries were reported.