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Evacuation order lifted following gas leak near Park City rec center

PARK CITY, Utah – Authorities have lifted the evacuation order following a gas leak near Park City’s MARC recreation center. The leak occurred in the afternoon on Monday, June 24, when construction crews accidentally broke a gas line during road work. The intersection of Little Kate Road and Monitor Drive, which had been closed, reopened shortly after.

Initially, residents within 500 feet of the gas leak were evacuated. However, the order was lifted around 5:30 p.m., as confirmed by Park City Fire Marshal Mike Owens. Summit County dispatch reported that patrons at the MARC were instructed to shelter in place. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Fire Marshal Owens reassured the public that the risk was minimal due to natural gas being lighter than air, allowing it to rise and dissipate quickly. The gas supply was shut off shortly after 5 p.m.

During the incident, Park City Transit’s 2 Green and 3 Blue buses were rerouted via Lucky John Drive, bypassing the MARC until the intersection was reopened for repairs.

 

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