SB State street still closed after natural gas leak in Salt Lake City
Aug 1, 2022, 1:58 PM | Updated: Aug 2, 2022, 10:04 am
(Scott Winterton, Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY — Fire officials said that southbound State Street remains closed between 100 and 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City as work continues to ventilate buildings after a natural gas line leak.
Northbound State Street between 100 and 200 South is currently open to traffic.
SLC Fire Battalion Chief Sam Walker told KSL that a construction worker hit the line causing natural gas to leak into businesses on the west side of State Street. The buildings were evacuated.
Jacobsen Construction provided the following statement regarding the gas leak:
During the installation of an electrical duct bank in the street near our project, a gas line was nicked. We can report that there are no injuries and that as a precautionary measure, the block and nearby jobsite have been evacuated while Dominion Energy is onsite repairing the line. The gas was shut off at 1:03 p.m. and the area is being ventilated so that the street and jobsite area can be re-opened in an estimated 60 minutes.
As of 2 p.m., Walker said the gas leak had been fixed and that officials were working to ventilate the affected buildings.