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Gas Leak Shuts Down Roads in Buckingham

by ARLnow.com — November 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm 3,121 6 Comments

Update at 1:35 p.m. — The “all clear” has been given. Road closures are now being lifted.

Earlier: A two square block area in the Buckingham neighborhood, near the Gates of Ballston apartment complex, has been closed to vehicle and pedestrian vehicle due to a gas line rupture.

Construction workers ruptured a 2 inch gas line outside an apartment building at the corner of 4th Street N. and N. Thomas Street, according to scanner traffic. Washington Gas is on scene making repairs while firefighters stand by.

Police have shut down 4th Street between Glebe Road and George Mason Drive, and N. Thomas Street between N. Henderson Road and N. Pershing Drive.

The road closures may soon be lifted, however, as Washington Gas has reportedly shut off the gas to the ruptured line.

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  • Karen

    Good thing everything in my apartment is electric. But, not for nothing–It DID smell like a gas leak there on Saturday night.

    • drax

      So you immediately called authorities.

  • YTK

    So glad they fixed it before the Gates of Ballston turned into the Gates of Hell.

  • Right of Center

    Is the mall still standing?

    • JohnB2

      Too far from the mall unfortunately.

  • DCBuff

    El Paso Cafe?

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