About 20 people have been evacuated from various businesses in Belle River due to a gas leak.

Essex County OPP say a construction crew struck a natural gas line along Notre Dame Street at about 8 a.m.

The Lakeshore fire department and Lakeshore OPP responded to the area. First responders are still on scene along with Union Gas workers, who will be repairing the problem.

No injuries were reported.

Notre Dame Street will be closed at Dupe Street until about 11 a.m. This area is already closed due to sewer work being conducted over the past month.