Arlington County firefighters are on scene of a large, outdoor gas leak near Ballston.
A 2-inch gas line was ruptured on the 500 block of N. Pollard Street, ACFD says. Washington Gas is working to shut off the leaking gas line.
At least one local resident says he can smell a “strong” odor of gas in the Ballston and Virginia Square areas.
I assume it’s safe/ok to breathe in? Strong smell in ballston/Virginia Square @ARLnowDOTcom
— Brian Kalish (@BrianKal) July 8, 2020
#FINALUPDATE – gas leak has been isolated and clamped by gas utility. Residual odor may remain for next 30-60 mins.
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) July 8, 2020