Trans Mountain shuts down pipeline to investigate smell

*This story has been updated.

Trans Mountain on Sunday shut down its pipeline – which terminates in Burnaby – due to a strange smell.

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The incident is happening in north Surrey, but it’s impacting the rest of the pipeline.

The company posted a notice at 9:45 a.m. saying: “We have crews and equipment responding to an odour complaint and reports of a gasoline-like substance in a ditch near the Trans Mountain pipeline in Surrey. The pipeline has been shut down as a precautionary measure and we are investigating the source of the product. We are doing air monitoring in the area and there is no risk to the public at this time.”

Then, at 2:40 p.m., posted an update: “We have been investigating the odour complaint and are continuing to explore in the area, but at this time we have found no evidence that the source of the product is the pipeline.”

At 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Trans Mountain confirmed the smell had nothing to do with its pipeline and referred all calls to city hall.


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