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Gas leak closes portion of Main Street, affects TRAX service in downtown SLC

Posted at 9:42 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 15:04:53-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A natural gas leak in downtown Salt Lake City is affecting TRAX service and causing road closures.

Salt Lake City Fire stated shortly after 9:30 a.m. Main Street is closed between 500 South and 700 South due to a gas leak investigation at the Grand America Hotel.

By about noon the closure was down to Main Street between 500 and 600 South. Crews have isolated the leak and Dominion Energy is working to repair the leak.

Fire officials say that while evacuations were ordered initially at the Grand America Hotel, those have been halted as the "situation is under control." Officials say the leak is underground and is not affecting people in the area, but they are still containing the area while the repair is underway.

UTA says a bus bridge is in effect because TRAX trains cannot cross 600 South and Main due to the gas leak. The bus bridge is in effect from Courthouse to 900 South, and delays are possible on all TRAX lines.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.