Gas leak closes SE Portland streets

Generic photo of police lights. September 15, 2016,

(KOIN) – A natural gas leak has shut down streets in the Southeast Portland neighborhood of Kerns.

The leak occurred at about 9:36 a.m. when a half-inch gas line was hit by construction crews at 2831 SE Pine St. Nearby streets were blocked off. Portland Fire & Rescue was working to determine if any evacuations were necessary.

By about 10:30 a.m., crews had located the origin of the leak, shut off the pipe and working to repair the damage.

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