SALT LAKE CITY — A natural gas leak forced evacuations and the closure of a stretch of State Street in Salt Lake City early Friday morning.
The evacuation order was lifted just after 7:30 a.m.
Update on State Street Incident:— Salt Lake City Fire Department (@slcfire) June 11, 2021
Evacuation order has been lifted and residents may now safely return to their homes
Just after midnight, a car crashed into the building that houses “Glen’s Key Lock and Safe.”
There was a small fire and several people had to be extricated from the car. The driver was treated and released for minor injuries.
The impact broke a natural gas line, and the gas quickly spread.
Dozens of people had been displaced by the leak, and State Street was closed between 900 South and 1300 South.
A little after 7 a.m. crews were able to shut off the gas, but it took some time for the gas in the area to clear.
State Street was reopened in both directions around 7:30 a.m.
Some 38 homes in the area had been evacuated, and the Sorenson Center was opened for those people.