All lanes of Columbia Pike are blocked due to a large gas leak.
The leak is along the Pike near S. Scott Street and a number of large apartment buildings. Police, firefighters and Washington Gas crews are on scene, repairing the leak and checking nearby buildings for elevated levels of natural gas.
The road closure is affecting several bus lines, including Metro and ART buses.
“Due to emergency utility repairs, Columbia Pike is closed between Quinn St. and S. Walter Reed Dr,” said Arlington Transit. “ART Routes 42, 45 & 74 will be on detour until further notice.”
As of 1:30 p.m. the road was expected to remain closed for at least another 30-60 minutes.
Units operating at the scene of an outside natural gas leak at Columbia Pk / S Rolfe St. Expect a large FD presence and please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/80rDfefyJW
— Arlington Fire & EMS (@ArlingtonVaFD) December 13, 2021
LOCATION: Columbia Pike at Rolfe St
INCIDENT: Fire Department Activity
IMPACT: All lanes of Columbia Pike are closed avoid the area and seek an alternate route pic.twitter.com/ax2oOfhk7t
— Arlington Alert (@ArlingtonAlert) December 13, 2021
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