Evacuations lifted after gas leak in Salt Lake City

Posted at 1:35 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 19:24:22-04

UPDATE: Salt Lake City Fire Department stated just after 5 p.m. that fire crews and Questar have lifted the evacuations prompted by the gas leak, and impacted residents can return to their homes.

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SALT LAKE CITY – A large gas leak is forcing evacuations and closing roads in Sugar House.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department is evacuating Warnock Ave. is evacuated from Elizabeth St. to Highland Dr.

Authorities are asking residents to avoid the area around 1100 Warnock Ave. near I-80 and 1300 E.

Authorities are trying to find the source of the gas to stop the leak.

Officials have not said what caused the leak at this time.