STORY UPDATE as of 3:46 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023:

The Salt Lake City Fire Department has now reported that the gas line causing the leak has been repaired at the intersection of 900 S 900 E, with businesses in the area officially reopened.

According to the department, both pedestrian and vehicle traffic can resume in the area — crediting Dominion Energy for the response and the Salt Lake City Police Department for assisting with evacuations.

Also mentioned by Salt Lake City Fire Department: “The @9thand9thwhale is safe.”


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — A gas leak was reported on Wednesday afternoon in the Salt Lake City area with crews on the scene, according to the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

The department reports that the leak is at the intersection of 900 S 900 E and is due to construction.

With fire crews on the scene to mediate, SLC Fire Department is telling the public to avoid the area as some evacuations are currently underway for residents and businesses within a half-block radius.

All traffic, on foot and by vehicle, is being denied in the area. There is no estimated time frame for repair yet and no injuries have been reported.

This is a developing story. will update this post as more information becomes available.