There was a major road closure through Shakespeare on Wednesday afternoon.
The Ministry of Transportation reported Highway 7/8, or Perth Line 34, was closed in both directions between Road 107 and Road 106.
While MTO did not provide confirmation, a motorist in the area said a gas line was struck as construction crews were on scene.
Enbridge Gas provided the following statement to 570 NEWS:
"At about 4:15 p.m. [Enbridge Gas] dispatched three service representatives to respond to a pipeline that was damaged on Line 34 in North Easthope Township. The natural gas was shut off at about 4:25 p.m. The gas line was damaged by a third party during construction."
The MTO reported Highway 7/8 reopened in the area just before 6 p.m.