UPDATED: All clear for Wyoming gas leak

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Enbridge Gas has given the all clear after a gas leak in Wyoming.

Enbridge Gas was called in after a natural gas leak at the corner of Confederation Line and Broadway Street in Wyoming.

Town of Plympton-Wyoming officials say a gas line ruptured just before noon. Residents from the county administration building on the north, Ketter Way to the East, Thames Street to the south and Centennial Street to the west were told to shelter in place.

Several roads in the area, including Broadway and Confederation were blocked off while emergency officials deal with the situation.By 2:20 pm, Enbridge Gas had controlled the leak, deemed the area to be safe, and has provided the all-clear. The shelter in place has been lifted and roads are now open.

Just before the leak was fixed officials were preparing to keep students at school.

Road crews have been in the area since May 1. It’s not clear if the break was caused by the road construction.

TIMELINE OF SHELTER IN PLACE IN WYOMING FROM THE TOWN OF PLYMPTON-WYOMING

11:45 a.m. May 13th – A natural gas line has been ruptured in the area of Confederation Line and Broadway Street.

People within a 500m radius are asked to shelter in place until the leak has been stopped.

12:25 p.m. – Wyoming residents bound by the County Administration Building to the north, Ketter Way to the east, Thames Street to the south, and Centennial Street to the west are advised to shelter-in-place due to a natural gas leak in the area.

Bring all people and pets inside and stay inside until further notice. Close all windows and doors. Turn off heating and cooling systems.

1:00 p.m. May 13th – Enbridge Gas is on-site assessing the leak. Enbridge currently does not have an estimated time in which the leak will be resolved. OPP are on-site ensuring no one is permitted to enter or leave the controlled area for safety reasons.

The Independent has learned both the public and separate school board are working on a plan in the wake of the leak – Plympton-Wyoming officials say “There is a shelter-in-place in effect at this time. An evacuation of Holy Rosary school is not currently being planned. Any updates will be communicated by the Town; the OPP and school board are in communication regarding what is the safest option for the students.”

School officials say “We will be sharing updates with our school families as we receive them.”

1:40 p.m. May 13th – Enbridge Gas has determined a solution and work is underway to control the gas leak. The shelter-in-place is still in effect at this time.

Shelter-in-place Update
1:55 p.m. May 13th РHighschool students who live in the Wyoming area (LCCVI & St. Patrick’s) will be held at school until the shelter-in-place has been lifted.

Enbridge is on site but has not yet provided a time on when the area will be safe and the shelter-in-place can be lifted.

The Emergency Control Group is requesting that all students remain sheltered-in-place at all schools within the Wyoming proper area (Holy Rosary, Wyoming Public, Wyoming Wee Ones Daycare & John Knox). Students will be released once the leak is isolated and it is safe to do so.

Residents near the leak reported hearing a whistling sound which they attribute to the leak.

2:20 p.m. May 13th – Enbridge Gas has controlled the leak, deemed the area to be safe, and has provided the all-clear. The shelter in place has been lifted and roads are now opened. We thank all for their patience and understanding during this incident.

More to come

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