DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A major gas leak had traffic tied up in downtown Dallas.
Dallas police confirmed the report via Twitter just after 1 p.m.
“Major gas leak downtown at Elm/Ervay. Repairs will take several hours,” said DPD in the tweet. “Repairs will take several hours.”
#TrafficAlert Major gas leak downtown at Elm/Ervay. Repairs will take several hours. Atmos is on scene & working quickly with city resources to get the situation resolved. Anyone who smells gas is encouraged to call 911 for @DallasFireRes_q to investigate. #DFR @DPDChiefGarcia pic.twitter.com/BbcuvjhBQ4
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) June 15, 2021
Police said that Atmos Energy was on the scene and working with city officials to resolve the situation.
“Anyone who smells gas is encouraged to call 911 for [Dallas Fire] to investigate.”
There weren’t any reports of injuries.
According to officials Atmos evacuated a sushi bar just South of the Press Box Grill.
Using gas monitors, HazMat technicians were able to check four buildings for gas, and the only one confirmed to have the presence of gas was the one that was self-evacuated, Dallas Fire-Rescue said.
Later in the operation, technicians from Atmos and DFR also evacuated a second business adjacent to the first one.
Technicians from Atmos were ultimately able to address the leak, and the streets were reopened around 3:40 p.m.