Gas leak forced evacuation of Whole Foods

D.C. firetruck gas leak Wisconsin Ave.
A D.C. fire truck is seen outside the Whole Foods on Wisconsin Avenue. (WTOP/Meera Pal) (WTOP/Meera Pal)
D.C. fire truck gas leak Wisconsin Avenue
Wisconsin Avenue is shut down in both directions south of Calvert. (WTOP/Meera Pal)((WTOP/Meera Pal)
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D.C. firetruck gas leak Wisconsin Ave.
D.C. fire truck gas leak Wisconsin Avenue

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Avenue, south of Calvert Street in Glover Park, reopened after a construction crew struck a gas line Thursday morning.

Washington Gas tells WTOP the gas leak occurred around 10:41 a.m. Thursday.

The gas was shut off by 11:40 a.m. and the road reopened just after noon.

The leak forced the evacuation of Whole Foods. No other businesses were evacuated, according to D.C. Fire.

 

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