Crews evacuated after natural gas leak at Tolko mill

Incident occurred during excavation work at the Spallumcheen mill

Authorities continue to deal with what could have been an explosive situation at a Spallumcheen business.

The RCMP received reports at about 8 a.m. of a natural gas leak at the Tolko plant.

Employees from the plywood mill were evacuated after excavation led to a gas line being ruptured.

Terasen crews are on site and traffic on Otter Lake Cross Road has been restricted.