Update: Shelter in place lifted for Memory Grove residents after contractors hit unmarked natural gas line

Firetruck. File photo: Gephardt Daily

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 22, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A shelter in place for residents near Memory Grove has been lifted after contractors hit an unmarked natural gas line Monday afternoon.

“A Dominion Energy crew has shut off gas on either side of line break at our well project, 4th Avenue/Canyon Road (200 North),” said a tweet from the SLC Department of Public Utilities at 3 p.m. “Line repairs will begin soon. Canyon Road now open, but please stay clear of area to allow for repairs and safety.”

The incident occurred at the well project at 4th Avenue and Canyon Road, which is south of Memory Grove Park, said a tweet just before 2 p.m.

“Dominion Energy working to isolate break in unmarked gas line hit at our well project @ 4th Avenue/Canyon Road (200 North) in #SLC,” said a follow up tweet at 2:20 p.m. “Please stay clear of area. Crews also working to ensure no gas disruption to residents.”

The project consists of construction of a building that will house Salt Lake City’s existing 4th Avenue Well, a ground water pump, and associated infrastructure. The well and it’s associated pump currently exist in an underground vault at this location and will be brought to the surface in order to meet current safety and environmental requirements.


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