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Avoid 22nd Street due to Emergency Closure

For immediate release: July 30, 2019 - 5:04pm

The intersection at Idylwyld and 22nd Street is expected to be closed until tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday July 31st to allow for an emergency natural gas line repair.

In the meantime, drivers are advised to avoid 22nd Street and consider east-west travel along 19th Street, 20th Street or 33rd Street. Expect delays, plan ahead and re-route your commute.

This emergency work is necessary because on Monday evening July 29th, firefighters closed the intersection after discovering a noticeable odour and high concentration of natural gas in the area.  SaskEnergy arrived and determined the gas was leaking from an underground valve.  The gas line workers were able to seal the leak but it now needs a more permanent fix.

Once the gas line is repaired the excavation site will be paved and the intersection will re-open. The paving work cannot be scheduled until the morning of Wednesday, July 31st.  

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while this necessary emergency work is completed.

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