Natural gas leak forces people out of 27 homes in Mississauga neighbourhood overnight

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Emergency crews were called to a natural gas leak on Blythe Road in Mississauga on Monday. (Mississauga Fire/Twitter - image credit)
Emergency crews were called to a natural gas leak on Blythe Road in Mississauga on Monday. (Mississauga Fire/Twitter - image credit)

Residents forced from their homes by a natural gas leak in a Mississauga neighbourhood will be able to return Tuesday morning, firefighters say.

According to a tweet from Mississauga Fire, workers from Enbridge were conducting "one last sweep for air quality" and emergency crews were preparing to leave the area as of about 6:20 a.m.

It was not yet clear, however, when gas to the homes may be turned back on.

"We do want to thank everybody, everybody who's been affected by this incident for their patience and understanding. We know that this has been a difficult night," said Peel police Const. Sarah Patten.

The leak in the middle of Blythe Road, near the intersection of Mississauga Road and Dundas Street West, meant that residents of 27 homes spent the night out of their homes.

Emergency services initially received notice about the significant leak at around noon Monday. Mississauga Fire platoon chief Luigi Davoli said a leak of that size is "very uncommon."

He said the gas being released sounded like "a loud jet engine."

Peel police closed roads in the area while crews from Enbridge worked to stop the leak.

Paramedics were also on standby at the scene for hours but no injuries were reported.

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