Two businesses were evacuated and traffic had to be rerouted after a natural gas leak Tuesday morning in east Saint John.
It happened near the intersection of Loch Lomond Road and Hickey Road.
Saint John police say a construction crew was working behind an address on Hickey Road and nicked a natural gas line.
Emergency crews and Enbridge Gas were called in to investigate.
Traffic was rerouted for a couple of hours, but was back to normal shortly after 12 p.m.
A coffee shop and local market were evacuated as a precaution.
Repair work on the gas line lasted well into the afternoon.