Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) together with members of the Perth Fire service are dealing with a gas leak incident in the center of Perth.
At about 14:42 police were called to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Gore Street and Herriott Street. A vehicle struck a building on the north east corner of the intersection and a natural gas line was severed.
Drivers and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area for their own safety and to allow emergency services to operate.
Roads are blocked at Herriott Street and Drummond Street East.
Gore Street and Foster Street.
Gore Street and Colbourne Street
Herriott Street and Wilson Street West.
An evacuation of residences and businesses is taking place.