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Update: Coquitlam's Cottonwood Avenue re-opens after gas leak

There are no longer road closures due to a gas leak at North Road and Cottonwood Avenue.

Reports of a gas leak sent Coquitlam emergency responders scrambling to the Burquitlam neighbourhood Monday (Oct. 31).

Coquitlam RCMP said at the time the partial road closure of Cottonwood Avenue was due to a gas leak.

However, police sent out a notice on social media saying the road re-opened this morning (Nov. 1).

Traffic was blocked off from North Road to the 500-block of Cottonwood Avenue, near a construction site as of 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

Additionally, one lane on North Road was blocked off in the area while utility crews fixed the leak.

The call came in at 1 p.m. and police followed up with a notice to the public.

As rush hour began, traffic was impacted in the surrounding area of North Road, Clark Road and Cottonwood Avenue, with the temporary road closures.

In a release, police said the closures will remain in place for an undetermined amount of time while first responders remain on scene.

Coquitlam RCMP is requesting that the public follow the directions of first responders should they attend the area as part of their trick-or-treating route, said spokesperson Cpl. Alexa Hodgins.

Coquitlam RCMP, Coquitlam Fire Department and Fortis BC are working together to determine the cause of the leak.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call local Mounties at 604-945-1550.

On social media, just before 3 p.m., Coquitlam RCMP advised the public of potential road closures.

The Tri-City News is reaching out to Coquitlam Fire/Rescue for updates.