UPDATE: Gas leak at road-work site in 4000 block Delridge Way

(Part of the response. Photo by Erica, in comments)

9:52 AM: Avoid the 4000 block of Delridge Way SW – a major Seattle Fire response is arriving to help deal wth a gas leak at the road-construction site. Puget Sound Energy is there too.

9:57 AM: According to radio communication, three households have been evacuated.

10 AM: Also per a radio report to dispatchers, this will take some time to fix as repair crews have to excavate around the line. .. Traffic will be blocked to the north at Delridge/Spokane.

10:36 AM: Rough estimate: At least another hour. Meantime, some of the SFD units are being dismissed.

10:46 AM: The 5-way intersection camera, which was down for days, is back up.. Here’s what it’s showing for Delridge/Spokane.

10:56 AM: The leaking line has been shut down, dispatch was just told.

11:12 AM: The 5-way camera shows SB traffic is being allowed onto Delridge again. Per radio, they’re “opening everything up.”

14 Replies to "UPDATE: Gas leak at road-work site in 4000 block Delridge Way"

  • Erica July 10, 2020 (10:08 am)

    View from my window looking at ounces and the skylark

    • WSB July 10, 2020 (10:11 am)

      thanks, we can’t get close for obvious reasons, hope you are safe!

      • Erica July 10, 2020 (10:19 am)

        sorry that picture went through so many times!  The responders told us “they weren’t getting any readings so there is no immediate threat” when i asked if we should close our windows.

  • Erica July 10, 2020 (10:10 am)

    View from my window looking North at Ounces and the Skylark

  • Katie July 10, 2020 (10:11 am)

    Any idea if traffic at Spokane will be blocked in both directions or just if you’re heading toward Delridge?

  • Joyce July 10, 2020 (10:27 am)

    Looks like it’s farther away, but any chance this would impact Delridge playfield? Lots of kids there right now for soccer camp.

  • newnative July 10, 2020 (10:45 am)

    We drove through there at 9:30 and smelled a strong gas odor but I forgot my phone and there were so many people standing around, we assumed it would be reported if it was gas. 

  • Kayo July 10, 2020 (11:00 am)

    I am a bike commuter and had to find a way around to the bike trail.  I ended up going down 26th and then into the business complex below Uptown Espresso.  I then carried my bike up the stairs into that parking lot and was able to get back onto the trail.  Fun with a heavy ebike.  Hope everyone stays safe.  

    • Also John July 10, 2020 (12:30 pm)

      I rode my bike through as all the trucks and engines were pulling up.  I could begin to smell the gas where the photo was taken.

  • WSB July 10, 2020 (11:14 am)

    They’re reopening the street both ways – the Delridge/Spokane block already has been lifted per camera.

  • denden July 10, 2020 (11:20 am)

    Here are some pictures up close. I work across the street from this.

  • flimflam July 10, 2020 (3:15 pm)

    “call before you dig”

  • Bill July 13, 2020 (2:14 pm)

    Idiots just did it AGAIN

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