Gas leak in Mill Creek closes stretch of Village Green Drive

MILL CREEK — A stretch of Village Green Drive in Mill Creek has reopened after a utility contractor inadvertently punctured a gas line Tuesday.

The two-inch-wide line was struck near the intersection of Village Green Drive and 155th Street SE shortly after noon. Puget Sound Energy crews worked to control the leak, while Fire District 7 monitored the gas levels, said district spokeswoman Heather Chadwick. It took about two hours to locate and stop the leak.

Jackson High School delayed one of its buses until one lane of Village Green Drive reopened, Chadwick said. Traffic will be alternated through until crews finish fixing the line. Construction may continue into the evening.

Chadwick said the smell of gas might linger, but there is no cause of concern.

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