Fortis BC dealing with complaints of strong smelling gas

Fortis BC says stronger than normal smelling gas – all the way from Abbotsford to downtown Vancouver – is safe but still take precautions.

Since Thursday afternoon, hundreds of Fortis customers have called the company complaining of very smelly gas.

Michael Allison with Fortis says a stronger scent doesn’t make it more dangerous.

“we’re probably looking at our system right now and were going to be determining how long this is going to last because we definitely don’t want people to have undue concern.”

Allison says technicians will make site visits to anyone who has called to ensure there is no leak.

He says if you smell gas don’t take any chances — call Fortis BC, open windows and doors and get out until the company confirms it is safe.