RBC Convention Centre supersite evacuated due to possible gas leak

WINNIPEG — One of Winnipeg’s COVID-19 vaccination supersites has been evacuated due to a possible gas leak – prompting the province to put some scheduled vaccine appointments on hold.

Just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Winnipeg police said the RBC Convention Centre was being evacuated as a precaution, and warned people to avoid the area.

Police are asking people to avoid Carlton Street at St. Mary Avenue as well as York Avenue and Edmonton Street.

Manitoba Hydro tweeted that it is investigating reports of a natural gas smell. It said no leak has been found at this time.

The province said in a news release the convention centre will be closed for roughly two hours while Hydro and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service deal with the problem.

 “Anyone who has an appointment this afternoon is asked to not come to the supersite until further notice,” the province said.

 Those who had appointments affected today, the province said it will follow up with those people if they have their contact information about rescheduling.

 If people aren’t contacted, they can rebook by phone or online.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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