21 homes evacuated, streets closed for 'gas leak emergency' in Layton

Gas leak causes evacuations (File photo: MGN)

(UPDATE 10:52 p.m. Tuesday) — Evacuations were expected to be lifted for homes in the area of 2550 East 3300 North in Layton. Evacuations were still in place for homes in the area of 2650 East, however, according to a Layton City tweet.

After hours of work, fire and public works crews were able to identify the gas leak area. Storm drains were blocked to prevent the leak from moving.

(KUTV) — 21 homes and a church were evacuated and some streets were closed in Layton on Tuesday for a "natural gas leak emergency," according to a Layton City tweet.

The evacuated homes, as well as Mountain View Baptist Church, were in the area between 2550 and 2650 East 3300 North in Layton.

The natural gas leak migrates in storm drains, a public information officer for Layton City said in a tweet.

The leak was closely monitored by fire and public works officials throughout the afternoon on Tuesday.

Fires crews were reportedly working with Dominion Energy "to mitigate the hazard," a tweet read.

The public was asked to avoid the area. Layton City gave no estimate for how long it would take for the incident to be resolved.

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