Businesses evacuated after natural gas leak in east Saint John

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.

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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.