Transportation shuts down due to natural gas leak south of Grand America

ATTENTION: News Desk / Assignment Editors

MEDIA HOTLINE: 801-550-0121

INCIDENT TYPE: Natural Gas Leak/HazMat

LOCATION: 500 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City

At 9:05 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to a natural gas leak, reportedly at 600 S. Main St.

Crews arrived to find a high concentration of natural gas in the soil on the southwest corner of 500 S. and Main St. (south of the Grand America Hotel).

To create a safe working area, Trax was closed to downtown. In addition, vehicle and pedestrian traffic was closed in both directions between 500 and 600 S. on Main St. until about noon.

No evacuations were necessary, and No reports of injuries or illness related, to the leak, were reported.

A small leak, perhaps smaller than a paper-hole punch, was found and repaired on a four-inch plastic line. For more information about the leak, contact Dominion Energy.

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FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED: 26

RESPONSE TIME: Five minutes, leak repaired within three hours

ILLNESS/INJURIES: None