Construction crews had to shut down a portion of 60th Avenue West in Lynnwood after a natural gas line was pinched and started leaking.
The leak happened at a T-joint in the two-inch gas line, so Puget Sound Energy crews had to shut down the gas from three places before they could begin repairs. The road would not reopen until the repairs were complete.
Construction crews on the scene said they expect the road to reopen overnight, but repairs could take up to seven hours. As of 9:40 p.m., the road remained closed. It’s not expected to reopen until at least midnight.
None of the nearby apartment buildings were evacuated. Emergency crews on the scene say the public is not in immediate danger.
Crews were working on a sewer line project for the city when the gas line ruptured. The exact cause of the rupture is being investigated.