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Glebe Road Closed Due to Gas Leak

by ARLnow.com — January 24, 2012 at 11:57 am 3,024 10 Comments

Update at 4:35 p.m. — The leak has been stopped. Police are reportedly preparing to reopen the southbound lanes of Glebe Road.

Update at 3:55 p.m. — From Arlington Alerts: “Both north and southbound Glebe Rd will be closed between N. Pershing Dr and N. Piedmont St through evening rush hour due to an outside gas leak. Please Avoid traveling in the area if possible.”

All lanes of Glebe Road are closed near N. Pershing Drive due to a gas main rupture.

Traffic is backed up in the area as police redirect traffic. Crews from Washington Gas are on the scene digging up part of Glebe Road in an effort to repair what’s said to be a 3 inch gas line.

Arlington County says Glebe Road is expected to remain closed for an “extended time” — possibly several more hours.

This is the second time this month that Glebe Road has been closed due to a gas leak. On Jan. 6 the busy commuter artery was closed for part of the evening rush hour after contruction crews accidentally ruptured a gas line at Glebe Road and N. Piedmont Street, two blocks away from today’s incident.

  • Lou

    Again with the gas.

  • DarkHeart

    Gotta be Ravi Kabob lentils.

  • DB

    Nice day out if you have to be involved…

  • Bob the Builer

    Could the firefighter in photo 2 of 5 look any more bored with his life?

    • jack

      At least he’s not the guy that has to tell that elderly couple they’ll have to walk around. Don’t envy him.

    • Nooner

      He is sitting down to rest his pack on the groud. His head is sideways listening to his radio lapel mic.

  • Flying Spaghetti Monster

    At least he comes with posable arms.

  • Arlingtonian

    Before I got close enough to smell the gas, I actually called my coworker to tell him I would be late returning to the office and asked him if he could check ArlNow and tell me what was going on. This site is extremely valuable to our community, keep it up.

    • bobco85

      Ditto on that. I have a few coworkers who commute south on Glebe Road, and I was able to warn them in time so they could take an alternate route away from this mess because of this site. Thanks again!

  • James

    If they’d only fix the gas leak near Washington Blvd and Kirkwood across from the State Farm office

    I walk by on the sidewalk across from that SF office multiple times and week and can smell a strong gas odor everytime. Have called to report a gas leak multiple times…nothing has been done.

    And I definitely know the smell. Reported one before and had them tear up a whole road on N. Fillmore before because of report of a gas leak and it was a big one…

    So if anyone is walking by on the Washington Blvd side across from the State Farm office, take a whiff.

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