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Highway 7/8 reopens through Shakespeare (update)

The closure was due to a damaged gas line
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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. 


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