Natural gas leak shuts down Leary

Update: The firefighters have cleared the scene, and the road has reopened.

Earlier: Firefighters have responded to 5433 Leary Ave. (which is the address of the Ballard Landmark) for a natural gas leak in the area. As of 8:45 a.m., Leary is closed in both directions from Market to Vernon.


Seattle Fire says the situation is stable, and PSE is on scene. Residents were evacuated to a Metro bus. No estimate of when the road will reopen.

(Photo by Tom Brew)

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