WASHINGTON - A gas leak in Northwest, D.C. forced crews to evacuate homes and businesses near the White House Tuesday morning.
The gas leak was reported along the 700 block of 15th Street around 9 a.m. at a building under construction.
No injuries were reported. Drivers can expect closures in the area until the situation is resolved.
PIO on scene at 15th St. NW gas leak. Media staging 15th & G Sts NW. @SecretService uniformed Div. has closed Pa. Ave NW. from 15th -17th St NW. @washingtongas will need to excavate the street in order to stop the leak. Protective hoselines in place. pic.twitter.com/GHb6k62Wz9— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 23, 2019
Update inside gas leak 700 block 15th St NW. #DCsBravest have evacuated all buildings on the even side of this block. Sheltering occupants in place on opposite side of street. Building involved is 10 stories under construction. No injuries. Wide area closed to ped traffic pic.twitter.com/DA3hgYn6eq— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 23, 2019