SALT LAKE CITY

Sugar House Park reopen after gas leak shuts it down Thursday afternoon

May 23, 2024, 3:50 PM | Updated: 7:15 pm

A gas leak in Sugar House has caused evacuations, a road closure and the closure of Sugarhouse Park...

Fast moving water runs toward the pond at Sugarhouse Park on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. A gas leak in Sugar House has caused evacuations, a road closure and the closure of Sugarhouse Park. Authorities are still working on this. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Authorities responded to a gas leak in Sugar House Thursday afternoon. The gas leak caused evacuations, a road closure and the closure of Sugar House Park.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to the gas leak around 1600 East and 2100 South at around 2 p.m.

Authorities shut down 2100 South from 1300 East to 1800 East for a period of time. 2100 S. is now open between 1500 E. and 1700 E., according to the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities X account.

“We have evacuated the residents near the gas leak and expect the evacuation order to last approximately (one hour),” the Salt Lake Fire Department shared to its X  account.

SLC Fire Department said it will be giving updates through its X account.

Initially, the SLC Fire Department stated it was safe for people to remain in Sugar House Park, however, Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation closed the park for a period of time.

Sugar House has now reopened.

This story is developing and will be updated as further information is made available. 

Devin Oldroyd is a digital content producer for KSL NewsRadio. Follow him on X. 

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Sugar House Park reopen after gas leak shuts it down Thursday afternoon