Gas Line Leak In Salt Lake City Forces Small Business Evacuation

Crews work on gas line leak in downtown Salt Lake City. Photo: Gephardt Daily Staff

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 1, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Construction workers hit a gas line Wednesday morning, causing a small evacuation in downtown Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City Fire Capt. Mark Bednarik said dispatchers received a call at 8:42 a.m. indicating a gas line had been struck near 300 East and 100 South.

Bednarik said construction crews struck the 2-inch pipe.

“Our initial isolation distances recommended 330 feet, so we closed down about a half block which included 300 E. 100 South.”

Bednarik said they evacuated a nearby 7-Eleven because of its proximity to the leak and the amount of foot traffic to the store. Questar arrived and was able to close off the line in about 40 minutes.

The intersection of 300 E. 100 South was temporarily closed but has since been reopened. A portion of 100 South remains closed.



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