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TRAFFIC ALERT: Washington Blvd Closed for Gas Leak

by Katie Pyzyk June 5, 2012 at 11:05 am 3,613 19 Comments


Update at 12:20 p.m. — Firefighters have cleared and drivers can now get through on Washington Blvd. Washington Gas remains at the scene.

Earlier: Drivers should avoid the area of Washington Blvd near N. Highland Street, where a gas leak is causing traffic trouble.

Washington Blvd is shut in the eastbound/southbound direction at N. Highland Street, and in the westbound/northbound direction at N. Garfield Street, while firefighters investigate a reported leak in a four-inch gas line at a construction site. Washington Gas is also on the scene.

Police are helping to direct traffic at the scene while workers fix the problem. It’s recommended that pedestrians also avoid the area until the leak is fixed.

  • CourthouseChris

    Eerily close to Novasteve’s detected gas leak last week.

  • Douglas Parker

    First casualty of Taqueria Poblano?

  • LP

    Looks like the new development could really start off with a bang!

  • Novasteve

    Told you.

    • John Fontain

      Yeah, but you should have told them.

      • drax


  • TomTom

    Not up to date again .. from Arlington Alert:
    “One westbound lane of Washington Boulevard is closed at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Highland Street due to police and fire activity. All other lanes are open. Expect delays. oem/jeb”

    • CrystalMikey

      the updated photos say otherwise

  • TomTom

    and now update is at 12am, please Katie, try to be more accurate with your posts.

    • Wavy Gravy and the Mashed Potatoes

      TomTom, please try to be more accurate with your low-rent GPS directions and substandard commercials.

  • John Fontain

    This could have been fixed long ago if someone’s allergies weren’t bothering them.

    • Rick

      Was waiting for that.

    • novasteve

      Turned out it was a sinus infection.

  • GreaterClarendon

    What’s the big deal, not a month goes by that they are not investigating a gas leak on my block, and sometimes chose to fix it. What’s the deal with Arlington’s crumbling gas line infrastructure?

    • TomTom

      Washington Gas??

  • nom de guerre

    “firefighters investigate a reported leak in a four-inch gas line at a construction site.”

    I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that this leak is on construction site that is currently being excavated for a parking garage and foundation for a 10 and 8 story building.

  • barry

    my bad guys

    • novasteve

      Oh please, you trying to one up chipotle eater?

  • CW

    They had Veitch all dug up yesterday too…did not look planned and I smelled gas as I went by.


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