Residents and businesses near downtown Black Diamond, Alta., are being evacuated as officials respond to a “significant” gas leak in the community.
An emergency alert was posted by the province shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday that cited an “incident” in the community’s downtown.
Evacuees who need a place to go can gather at the Oilfields Regional Arena.
The Black Diamond Fire Department is on-scene working to secure the leak and affected properties.
No travel is currently being allowed into the area, and those travelling near Black Diamond are asked to find alternate routes.
Residents who notice the smell of natural gas are asked to close all doors and windows.
Black Diamond is home to nearly 3,000 residents and is located about about 66 kilometres south of Calgary.
More to come.
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