Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Saturday, April 19  •  63°Fair Air Quality: Green
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 66° Low 45°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Green
Sun: High 64° Low 40°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Green
Mon: High 69° Low 47°
SunnyAir Quality: Green
Tue: High 75° Low 46°
Scattered ThunderstormsAir Quality: Yellow
Wed: High 63° Low 40°
Partly Cloudy
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Fire Department
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Sep 28, 2008 12:00 AM
CloseComments

No Comments Posted Yet

For Immediate Release: September 28, 2008, 2008
For Further Information, Contact: Captain Luis Santano, 703.838.4339

Alexandria Fire Department Responds to Report of Gas Leak

At approximately 10:52 p.m. Saturday September 28, 2008, Alexandria Fire and EMS units responded to a report of an odor of natural gas, at the intersection of South Picket and Edsall Road. The first arriving unit investigated the area and found a strong odor of natural gas coming from the street. It was determined the odor was coming from a leaking valve on a high pressure natural gas line.

Washington Gas estimated six hours to perform needed repairs. The pressure in the line had to be reduced before needed repairs were performed. South Picket Street was closed between the 400 and 600 blocks. Edsall Road was closed between the 5300 and 5600 block. Businesses were notified and are scheduled to open on time. No residences were affected by the leak.

Fire crews remained on the scene until repairs were completed. South Pickett and Edsall Road reopened and the needed repairs completed at 10:27 a.m. Sunday September 28, 2008.

900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.5200
Fax: 703.838.5093
TTY: 703.838.4896

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.