UPDATE: Another gas leak on Delridge Way

2:16 PM: Delridge Way is being shut down at Oregon because of a gas leak – second one on Delridge in less than a week. Updates to come.

2:26 PM: They’re closing traffic at Genesee on the north.

2:37 PM: Per radio exchange, the Community Center has been evacuated while firefighters continue taking air readings. This is several blocks south of last Friday’s problem.

2:46 PM: The gas leak is reported to have been “secured,” and Delridge will reopen shortly.

4:18 PM: Was SDOT’s contractor to blame? We asked. Reply: “The City and PSE are still investigating what caused today‚Äôs leak and will determine if there are any connections to a similar one in the area last week.”

12 Replies to "UPDATE: Another gas leak on Delridge Way"

  • Nathan Partch July 13, 2020 (2:17 pm)

    Ok seriously……really? Twice in less than a week. 

  • Alki resident July 13, 2020 (2:20 pm)


  • DG July 13, 2020 (2:28 pm)

    Don’t they have “Dig Safe” or the equivilent out here?

    • Xman July 13, 2020 (3:15 pm)

      “out there”, lol

    • Bob Harris July 13, 2020 (3:25 pm)

      I love it when people make a reference, term, or acronym assuming it’s common knowledge. Perhaps they have a Dig Safety Deposit Box, you dig it? I dig it. Don’t make a dig, man. 

    • sam-c July 13, 2020 (6:25 pm)

      Yeah….. “Call before you Dig…..”Should be printed on City project documents….

  • n7oep July 13, 2020 (2:33 pm)

    Lowest bidder……

  • 22blades July 13, 2020 (5:12 pm)

    PSE: one of the worst entities. Unaccountable layers of subcontractors with plausible deniability.  Like the old Ma Bell saying; We don’t care cuz we don’t have to…

  • 1994 July 13, 2020 (5:31 pm)

    Is this related to the construction work being done for the Rapid Ride Line improvements?

  • N. Delridge. July 13, 2020 (10:57 pm)

    Waiting for the big BOOM which will inevitably happen… :( 

  • Blue Flame Betty July 14, 2020 (5:31 pm)

    PSE took over creaky old Washington Natural Gas about twenty years ago (which is why they changed their name from Puget Power to PSE). They immediately fired everyone and made them reapply for their jobs, and since then have not invested squat in the system. Things keep blowing up (That block in Greenwood, that house in Northgate) and they just keep hoping we’ll forget. 

  • Katie July 15, 2020 (1:14 pm)

    this project is taking a toll. We’re smack dab in the middle of the leaks, they did not evacuate us on either gas leak. Couldn’t go north, couldn’t go south.Prior to the Monday leak, a delivery semi blocked my driveway as I was coming home, started backing up at me, I slammed it in reverse and creamed my car on a roller as the same truck clipped the truck beside me. Welcome to the asphalt jungle.

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