UPDATE: Here's What We Know About the Mississauga Explosion So Far
After a blast rocked Mississauga in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 11, 50 people were displaced from their homes and numerous local businesses were affected.
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Chief Tim Beckett, along with Peel Regional Police, appeared before reporters today to provide an update on the blast that levelled part of a plaza and seriously injured a 39-year-old man.
As of now, it appears that most of the 50+ residents who were affected by the explosion will be able to return home.
Beckett told reporters that 104 businesses and 24 homes were affected by the explosion.
The displaced residents were relocated to the Mississauga Valley Community Centre in the immediate aftermath. They were subsequently put up in hotels.
The road closures that affected the area for close to a week have officially ended. The City of Mississauga recently confirmed that Hurontario Street is now open to vehicle traffic between Hillcrest Ave. and Dundas St.
On the southbound side, one lane is open from Hillcrest Ave. to Agnes St. All northbound lanes are open.
The blast occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11.Five people were treated at the scene, and a man, woman and child were transported to hospital. One man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.An investigation into the blast is still ongoing. No cause has been determined at this time.
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