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Gas leak forces evacuation of downtown Salt Lake City street

Salt Lake City gas leak
Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-01 17:56:48-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A gas leak in downtown Salt Lake City forced the shutdown of a major road Monday afternoon.

Buildings on the west side of State Street between 100 South and 200 South were evacuated following the leak, according to the Salt Lake City Fire Department. Northbound lanes on State State were reopened at around 3:30 p.m.

According to Jacobsen Construction, the gas line was nicked at one of their sites during the installation of an electrical duct bank.

Salt Lake City gas leak
Fire trucks close off State Street between 100 South and 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 1

The leak was shut off by Dominion Energy crews just after 1 p.m. and no one was injured during the incident.

Salt Lake City gas leak
Crews close off State Street between 100 South and 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 1

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