Evacuations lifted after natural gas leak in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood

  • Source: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
  • Published: 05/01/2021 10:38 AM

Evacuations have been lifted after a natural gas leak Saturday morning in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. The reported gas leak was near Republican St. & Westlake Ave. N. in the South Lake Union area. Crews evacuated the area from Mercer St. S to Thomas St and 9th Ave N east to Fairview Ave N for a short time. Firefighters gave the all clear saying that air quality had returned to safe level and evacuations were lifted. A spokesperson with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) said a third-party excavator was digging in the area and punctured a 2-inch hole in a gas line. Crews were able to secure the gas line around 11:45 a.m. Crews said it could take a few hours to repair the line. PSE crews continued to measure air quality in the immediate area to ensure safe levels.


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