Evacuations, Shelter-In-Place Orders Remain After West Jordan Gas Leak
Aug 23, 2019, 9:43 AM | Updated: 2:20 pm
WEST JORDAN, Utah – Old Bingham Highway has been reopened with a few lane restrictions following a natural gas leak Friday morning.
The leak happened in the area of 3300 West and 8070 South, according to the West Jordan Police Department.
As a result, homes between 8070 South and 8300 South were evacuated.
Nearby Terra Linda Elementary and Joel P Jensen Middle Schools were put on shelter-in-place. The order has since been lifted.
Old Bingham Highway was closed from 7800 South to approximately 8300 South while crews worked on the broken line.
Old Bingham Highway is open with lane restrictions. Area residents are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. Emergency crews remain in the area, while @DominionEnergy continues to work on repairs.
— City of West Jordan (@CityWestJordan) August 23, 2019
“Evacuation and shelter in place orders will remain in place until gas readings drop to an acceptable level,” according to an earlier tweet from the City of West Jordan.
The line was accidentally ruptured by utility equipment, officials said.