UPDATE: Another gas break in Delridge road-work zone

(Added: WSB photo)

11:24 AM: Stay clear of Delridge/Hudson – there’s another natural-gas-leak response, and both Seattle Fire and Puget Sound Energy are responding.

11:27 AM: Per scanner, a 2″ line was broken. SFD is evacuating “one building to the east” precautionarily and having others nearby shelter in place. Delridge is blocked in the meantime.

11:36 AM: Delridge is blocked between Oregon and Orchard as this response continues, our crew reports.

11:44 AM: PSE is still working on stopping the leak but is reported to be closed. It’s described as an “open-air leak” and some of the SFD units are being dismissed.

12:04 PM: Photo added. This is in the road-work zone, and not the first utility problem – we’ve reported on previous gas and water breaks, and we’ll be following up with SDOT to see what their contractor is doing to minimize future problems – the project started in June and still has about a year to go.

12:30 PM: SDOT says Delridge has reopened.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Another gas break in Delridge road-work zone"

  • flimflam October 1, 2020 (3:43 pm)

    i know “accidents happen” but this has been a seemingly frequent issue in the area lately.

  • T October 1, 2020 (5:22 pm)

    I would like to know if they have been able to determine if the multiple breaks have occurred due to negligence or because the utilities were not properly located.

  • 1994 October 1, 2020 (10:20 pm)

    Use the 811 call before you dig service and make sure PSE is on top of the locations! This is the 3rd utility line break that I read about on the WSB. Remember Bertha? That stopped the tunnel work for a long time. West Seattle doesn’t need anymore infrastructure snafu.

  • t October 2, 2020 (1:51 pm)

    This has been a mess since they started, many are rude and park on owners property. I am so tired of waking up at 6 am by them, lets not start on traffic!

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