Gas leak in Sandy shut off, city officials say

Posted at 5:25 AM, May 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-09 14:50:26-04

SANDY, Utah — Four homes and six businesses have been evacuated due to a natrual gas leak in Sandy early Friday morning, according to Sandy City officials.

The gas line has been shut off and crews are monitoring gas levels in the storm drain.

At approximately 3 a.m. a utility crew in the area hit a two-inch natural gas line that was dissipating into a storm drain, according to Sandy Fire officials.

The leak resulted in road closures on 9000 South from 300 East to 300 West and on State Street from 9400 South to 8800 South.

City officials say roads should be open within the hour but there will be lane closures as crews repair the pipe.

Questar and fire crews are on scene.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Crews are now waiting for the gas to dissipate.

9000 South will be closed from 300 East to Monroe Street for a few hours to fix the leak.