Utility workers have capped a gas leak that forced the closure of a portion of Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle
Utility crews have capped a natural gas leak that forced the closure of a portion of Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle.
Several buildings, including the county Administration Building and the King County Courthouse, were under lockdown as Puget Sound Energy crews worked on the leak. There were no reports of injuries.
Fourth Avenue, from Jackson to Jefferson streets, was closed during the leak. The leak was reportedly caused by a backhoe hitting a gas line.
The gas leak occurred one day after much of downtown was darkened by a power outage.
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