4:39 pm update.
Snohomish Fire District 7 Public Information Officer Heather Chadwick reported, “Infosource, a sub-contractor for Puget Sound Energy, is currently on site to repair the gas line and install a temporary sidewalk.”
“Village Green Drive will be down to one lane, alternating traffic until it is repaired. This work may continue into the evening.”
“We want citizens living in the area to know that the smell of the gas will linger, but there is in no cause for concern.”
3:10 pm update.
Village Green Drive is now open.
2:25 pm update.
Jackson High School students on bus route 5 are staying at the high school until the gas leak is cleared.
Original 1:30 pm article.
By Joni Kirk, Mill Creek Director of Communications and Marketing.
A gas line in Mill Creek was inadvertently punctured by a Snohomish County PUD contractor during underground utility construction work on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
There is no danger to residents. However, Village Green Drive is closed in both directions at the corner of 155th Street SE by Heron Park while the gas line is being repaired and the gas dissipates. It may take a couple hours for this to occur.
Residents and visitors are not able to drive into or out of the Parkside neighborhood until the road is reopened.
Village Green Drive sidewalk where gas line was punctured. Photo credit: Richard Van Winkle.