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Gas leak prompts evacuation of the Cathedral of the Madeleine

Posted at 5:31 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 23:17:19-05

SALT LAKE CITY— A gas leak in the 400 east block of South Temple has caused the evacuation of the Cathedral of the Madeleine as a precaution, according to Salt Lake City Police Department.

Salt Lake City Fire Department is investigating the scene.

Dana Peterson Sr. Communications Director with Dominion Energy says a contractor bored into an underground gas line, causing the leak.  Peterson says that crews are on scene and having some difficulties pinpointing exactly where the leak is coming from.

UPDATE: 8:42 p.m.

Dana Peterson with DE has confirmed the gas leak is contained but crews are expected to be on-site until early morning repairing the street along South Temple.

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