Stretch of Slater Street reopens after gas line repair

A stretch of Slater Street in downtown Ottawa has reopened after crews repaired a broken gas line.

Ottawa Fire Services says crews were called to the intersection of Slater Street and Bronson Avenue just after 1 p.m. for a gas leak.

Spokesperson Nick DeFazio tells CTV News Ottawa that some steel plates accidentally fell and hit a two-inch line.

Crews arrived around 1:38 p.m. to work on making repairs.

Ottawa paramedics said they were not called to the scene.

Ottawa police said Slater would be closed between Empress Avenue and Bay Street for several hours. They announced at 4:30 p.m. that the road had reopened for traffic. 

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