Residents in the Beaver Crescent area of Hay River, N.W.T., are being let back into their homes after an explosion triggered an evacuation earlier today.
An update from the Town of Hay River at about 12:40 p.m. said a precautionary evacuation order has lifted. Crews isolated utilities for two properties, the update said.
"Emergency responders and utility companies have mitigated the primary risk in the Beaver Crescent area," the update stated.
The Town intends to provide an update this afternoon.
The explosion, which happened late this morning, shook the town. Residents reported the shockwave broke windows and knocked photos off their walls.
Though the evacuation has now been lifted, the Hay River Community Centre is still open as a warming and registration centre. Residents who were impacted by the blast can visit or call the centre at (867) 874-6500 if they need support.