Victoria Fire department responded to a gas leak at the 1000-block of Tolmie Avenue a little before 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
A Fortis crew was on site attending the leak.
Gas leak at 1000-block Tolmie. Neigbour Darren Greg says he’s seen this happening constantly. “It’s always the same thing. It’s unreal. Should have the line cut off before a bucket ever goes in.” #yyj pic.twitter.com/Ot9tJI1W8Q
— Saanich News (@saanichnews) December 12, 2018
Neighbour Darren Greg who lives next to the construction said he could smell the gas from around corner as he returned home.
“Call before you dig, please, call before you dig,” said Greg. “People with kids, people with dogs, are living in the neighbourhood. And if you don’t call before you dig people like me come home from work and it smells like gasoline in the entire neigbhourhod. I smelled gas before I came around the corner (from Quadra), that’s a half a block.”
Emergency crews are in the 1000 block of Tolmie Ave as @FortisBC is repairing a gas leak. Affected residents have been relocated as required while repairs are completed. Temporary street closures are in place – please avoid the area #yyj #yyjtraffic #saanich pic.twitter.com/EAz3X82a1s
— City of Victoria (@CityOfVictoria) December 12, 2018
A Fortis spokesperson confirmed damage to the gas line was caused by third party damage but the leak under control and expected to be fixed shortly after.