KENORA – Bob Nault, the federal Member of Parliament for Kenora provides an update on the situation in Dryden after a rainfall created flooding in the community.
Dryden Police are still asking residents to stay off the streets and roads.
The Dryden Police Service is asking all citizen to stay away from the King Street underpass at this time as it is considered a dangerous condition. It has been closed to vehicle and foot traffic until further notice. Again, please limit travel around the City as emergency crews respond to calls and assess other dangerous conditions.
Union Gas Update
Union Gas is asking residents and businesses not to attempt to relight natural gas appliances on their own. If equipment has been submerged in water or affected by the flooding in any way, they will need to be inspected by a licensed gas technician or heating contractor before being reactivated.
Union Gas representatives are available to inspect and repair gas meters and regulator sets if required at no charge.
If there is a smell of gas (it will smell like rotten eggs) or detection of other signs of a gas leak, please take the following steps:
- Prevent sources of ignition. Do not touch electrical switches, light matches or candles, or use the phone.
- Exit the building immediately.
- From a neighbour’s house or a safe area, phone Union Gas or the fire department.
- Do not re-enter the building until it has been inspected.
To report a natural gas emergency, contact Union Gas at 1-877-969-0999. Union Gas appreciates everyone’s patience during this process. Thank you.