But some 1,200 people remain without gas while energy utility FortisBC continues to make repairs.
The line was severed about 9 a.m. Thursday when a car crashed in Lavington, shutting down Highway 6, forcing the evacuation of about 65 homes and clearing out the elementary school.
The leak was capped by about 7:30 p.m., prompting the evacuation order to be lifted and highway to be re-opened just after 8:30 p.m.
Fortis workers must now go door-to-door to re-light appliances — a task they expect to complete by Saturday night.
The community has opened a heating room in a public hall, while officials are reminding residents not to operate barbecues, camp stoves or lanterns in an enclosed space to avoid potentially deadly carbon monoxide buildup. (CKIZ)