Gas line ruptures in downtown Tacoma

Staff writersJune 30, 2014 


Construction workers look into a large pit under the street to assess a gas leak in downtown Tacoma, June 30, 2014. The smell of natural gas and a loud hissing sound emanating from the hole were noticeable blocks away. The hole is part of a project to replace aging pipes under the street.

PETER HALEY — Staff photographer Buy Photo

A gas line was ruptured about 2:25 p.m. Monday at a construction site in Tacoma, prompting the closure of A Street between South Ninth and South 11th streets, Tacoma Fire said.

The agency reported via twitter just before 3 p.m. that the underground natural gas line had been secured. There was a limited evacuation, and no one was hurt.

The line was damaged during construction at the site, Tacoma Fire said.

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