07/21/2015 03:27 EDT | Updated 07/21/2016 05:59 EDT

Major gas leak forces evacuations on Manor Road

Several people have been forced from their homes after police shut down an uptown Toronto street because of a major gas leak.

Emergency crews were called to 300 Manor Road, south of Eglinton Avenue East and between Mt. Pleasant Road and Bayview Avenue, around 2:20 p.m.

Police say a construction worker severed a gas line while digging in the area.

Enbridge workers are on scene.