UPDATED: Gas Line Break in Crystal City

by Katie Pyzyk September 12, 2012 at 11:35 am 2,922 6 Comments


Update at 12:05 p.m. — The line is capped and streets will reopen once emergency equipment is cleared from the roadway.

Earlier: Crews are on the scene of a gas leak in Crystal City, where several blocks are being closed to traffic.

We’re told a construction crew hit a two-inch gas line near Crystal Drive and 20th Street South. Crystal Drive has been shut down from 18th Street to 23rd Street while workers repair the line. Firefighters are currently checking nearby buildings for elevated gas levels.

There’s no estimate on when the road will re-open.

  • Id

    For alternative transportation, you can use the Streetcar.

  • Ginger

    PRTC buses are not serving stops on Crystal Drive until further notice. Passengers should use stops on Clark at 20th, 23rd, and 26th.

  • Ginger

    Correction to PRTC info:

    Missed stops
    Crystal Drive after 23rd Street
    Crystal Drive after 20th
    Crystal Drive before 18th Street
    Crystal Drive before 15th Street (Crystal City VRE Station)
    Crystal Drive after 15th Street (Water Park Towers)
    Crystal Drive before 12th Street (Crystal Gateway North)
    12th Street before Old Jefferson Davis Highway (Crystal Gateway North)
    12th Street before Eads Street

    Alternate stops are:
    Clark Street after 20th Street
    Clark Street before 23rd Street
    Clark Street before 26th Street (Hilton Crystal City)
    26th Street before Crystal Drive (EPA Bldg)
    Crystal Drive before 23rd Street
    Crystal Drive after 23rd Street (Three Crystal Park)
    Eads Street before 11th Street

  • WeiQiang

    Crystal Drive is the Fall Feces Festival. The construction at 1400 Crystal and the concurrent conversion of 12th St S and Crystal Drive to two-way traffic – with insufficient traffic signs – is making the area really dangerous.

  • DarkHeart

    Are backhoe operators allowed to smoke on the job? Boom goes the Caterpillar!

  • Yay for infrastructure

    Isn’t that the same area that the water main broke last week?


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