A gas leak led to the closure of state Route 162 southeast of Orting on Wednesday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The leak was near the Voights Creek Fish Hatchery, in the 19200 block of SR 162, State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova said.
The highway was closed until about 7 p.m. as Puget Sound Energy worked to repair the leak.
The State Patrol does not know the cause of the gas leak at this time.
The highway reopened about 7 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.
Spanaway power outage
In Spanaway, a one-vehicle crash closed East 224th Street at 62nd Avenue, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
A Ford Ranger went off 224th Street and hit a utility pole at about 3:15 p.m., spokesman Gary Sanders said. First responders took the driver to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.
More than 1,000 Tacoma Public Utilities customers were without power as a result of the crash, according to the agency’s website. More than 200 of them are going to be without power overnight Wednesday.