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