NW Natural repair gas line after break on SE Division

Gas leak in Southeast Portland - Photo from KATU photojournalist Monty Orrick

NW Natural crews are working to contain a gas leak on SE Division Wednesday afternoon.

A construction crew using a saw hit a 1/2-inch gas line around 2 p.m. at 52nd Avenue.

Residents in the immediate vicinity were evacuated and fire crews shut off valves in the area.

At about 3:30 p.m., Portland Fire & Rescue decided to call back its crews that were at the scene. 52nd Avenue will be closed between Division and Clinton Streets as NW Natural repairs the line.

If you live in the immediate vicinity of this incident and have concerns about your gas service you may contact NW Natural at 503-226-4211 for more information.

Stay with KATU News as this story develops.

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