A large gas leak in Federal Way closed a section of Pacific Highway South on Monday.
South King Fire & Rescue said the leak was near 348th Street. Both directions of the highway were closed about 11:30 a.m. between 348th and 352nd streets.
Drivers were urged to take alternate routes.
The closure lasted until about 4:30 p.m. before Pacific Highway reopened, South King Fire tweeted.
Puget Sound Energy crews are conducting air samples and are expected to be at the site throughout the night.
The gas main might have been broken during construction, Schrock told KOMO News.
Staff writer Kenny Ocker contributed to this report.
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