A gas leak in Langford has shut down traffic along Goldstream Ave. near Ruth King Elementary school Thursday.

According to West Shore RCMP, Goldstream Ave. is closed in both directions between Matson Rd. and Spencer Rd. as emergency crews tend to a gas leak.

An area homeowner told CTV News that they struck the gas line when beginning a construction project on their property. The homeowner says that they contacted Fortis BC, who confirmed to them in an email that it was safe to dig in the area.

The homeowner adds that they received permits from Fortis BC, though no Fortis BC employees visited the property.

By Thursday afternoon, the road had reopend to traffic in the area.