Downtown streets open after gas line break

Downtown streets open after gas line break

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Posted on November 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 14 at 1:21 PM

PORTLAND --  A gas line break near the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Lincoln Street in downtown Portland has been capped and surrounding streets reopened.

The two-inch gas line break early Wednesday morning initially forced the closure of adjacent streets and the 4th Avenue off-ramp from I-405.

A construction company had reportedly damaged a natural gas line near the sidewalk while digging.

Crews with NW Natural managed to cap the leak just before 10:30 a.m.

Police had closed off surrounding streets as a safety precaution but they were all reopened before 11 a.m.

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