Firefighters responding to gas leak at construction site in west Steamboat Springs |

Firefighters responding to gas leak at construction site in west Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue and members of the Rout County Sheriff's office respond to the report of a gas line that had been struck at the construction site of the new Combined Law Enforcement Facility in west Steamboat Springs.
John F. Russell

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Construction crews working at the site of what will be a new combined law enforcement facility in west Steamboat Springs struck a natural gas line Thursday morning, prompting a large emergency response.

An excavator struck the line at about 11:30 a.m., and people at nearby businesses quickly began smelling gas.

Emergency responders monitored gas readings in the area and were prepared to evacuate businesses in the Curve Plaza commercial center.

Across the street from the leak, a bank building under construction was evacuated.

Employees at Mountain Valley Bank chose to leave the business until Atmos Energy capped the leak at about 12:30 p.m.



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