UPDATE: Fauntleroy reopens south of Alaska after gas-leak response at construction site

9:46 AM: We’re on the way to check out a Seattle Fire response at Fauntleroy/Alaska that’s closed some traffic lanes, according to what we’ve heard on the scanner (real-time 911 is down, so the nature of the call isn’t visible). Avoid the area for now; updates to come.

9:52 AM: The traffic camera we’ve added above shows Fauntleroy fully closed right now south of Alaska. Scanner discussion indicates this is a gas-leak situation and Puget Sound Energy is on the way.


10:03 AM: Our crew has arrived and talked with SFD; they confirm it’s a gas leak at The Whittaker construction site. PSE has arrived. SW Alaska remains open; (added) SW Edmunds is, too.

10:38 AM: The camera view above shows that traffic is being allowed on Fauntleroy again.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Fauntleroy reopens south of Alaska after gas-leak response at construction site"

  • MrsT November 17, 2016 (10:40 am)

    Yikes! Stay safe everyone.

  • steve November 17, 2016 (12:16 pm)

    I smelled it yesterday 2 blocks away by the KFC, I called it in.  I was worried maybe it was nothing and I made a false alarm, but it seemed too strong.  Glad everything is ok, and I’m not one of those guys crying wolf. 

  • Tim November 17, 2016 (1:08 pm)

    I was standing there when the contractor hi it at 9:22. Yesterday’s gas smell was something different. 

  • Mary November 17, 2016 (2:04 pm)

    It still sort of stinks around Dakota and 35th, though it smells less like natural gas and more like the stuff you put in your car. (Sorry the fumes and the flu have me extra light-headed!) Is this normal? (I also noticed the car-fuel sort of stink a few days ago.)

  • raywest November 17, 2016 (3:04 pm)

    What’s up with this place? Wasn’t it supposed to be open by now? They seem significantly behind.

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