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Gas leak forces evacuations in Park City

Posted at 5:34 PM, Jul 01, 2019

PARK CITY, Utah — The area evacuated Monday afternoon along Ute Blvd. in Park City has been reopened, officials announced just before 9 p.m.

Officials with the Park City Fire District and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office ordered an evacuation along Ute Blvd. Monday afternoon.

The evacuation area was between S.R. 224 and the Kimball Junction Transit Center roundabout, and it affects the Richins building, a McDonalds, a Taco Bell and the strip mall next to Taco Bell.

Several Dominion Energy employees responded to the scene to stop the leak. The closures lasted several hours.

An update from Park City Fire at about 6 p.m. said a gas line punctured underneath the road caused it to buckle, which made it difficult to access the leak. Dominion was working to repair the line.