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Major gas leak closes part of road in West Jordan

Posted at 5:17 AM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 13:20:53-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah — Part of 9000 South is closed for emergency utility work in West Jordan.

9000 South is closed in both directions from 3400 West to Bangerter Highway after a gas pipeline leak.

FOX 13 News reporter John Franchi gives an update on the gas leak in the video below

West Jordan gas leak update

According to the West Jordan Fire Department, the gas leak was caused by a construction company that hit a line when running a new pipe under 9000 S.

They are monitoring gas levels in the air at the nearby community college.

Emergency utility work closes part of 9000 South in West Jordan Friday April 22 2022

Fire crews are on standby in the area.

UDOT officials estimated it could be 11 a.m. until the repairs are made, impacting the entire Friday morning commute in a busy part of Salt Lake County.

Dominion Energy told FOX 13 News, that there's no estimated time when it could be repaired. It's a 5-inch line, which is one of their biggest. So that causes some challenges.