LAKE ORION (WWJ) – That strong smell of gas around Lake Orion’s Canterbury Village is not the result of a gas leak.

Emergency crews responded to the shopping center, located along Joslyn Road near Scripps, early Tuesday morning after someone reported smelling natural gas near the business.

Conusmers Energy Spokesperson Debra Dodd says the smell is coming from a relief valve that discharged gas.

“We have a one-inch gas line that is currently venting to the atmosphere. We have a relief valve, which is part of our safety system that’s built into our gas system, that has opened up. We believe it’s due to possibly moisture or sediment that got into the line with the gas and clogged it up,” Dodd told WWJ’s Ron Dewey. “There is an odor because its odorized. But again, we’re on it.”

Dodd says crews will remain on the scene to make sure the valve is working properly or if it needs replacing.

No injuries or evacuations have been reported.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and for the latest. 


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