Emergency crews investigate gas leak near Polo Park Thursday
Emergency crews have shut down St. Matthews Avenue and Empress Street in all directions following a suspected natural gas leak.
St Matthews is closed between Milt Stegall Drive and RR tracks just East of Empress as crews deal with gas leak in the area of Canad Inns Polo Park. Gas odor is very evident #Winnipeg #Traffic pic.twitter.com/EUXx2Ppu3N
— 680 CJOB (@680CJOB) April 12, 2018
Pedestrians and motorists are being asked to avoid the area, budget more travel time and use alternate routes to get to their destinations.
Few details have been released by the city but emergency crews remain on scene along with Manitoba Hydro.
The closure may affect Winnipeg Transit routes, visit the city website for more information.