Crews fix major gas leak in downtown Portland

Streets reopened at 4 p.m.

Portland Fire and Rescue responded to the gas leak in downtown Portland on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A major gas leak, which closed parts of downtown Portland Tuesday afternoon, was quickly fixed by Portland Fire & Rescue.

Portland Fire said via Twitter  the gas leak was near the intersection of Southwest 11th Avenue and Morrison Street — prompting its closure. The area of Southwest 12th Avenue and Yamhill Street was also closed for a short while.

Portland Bureau of Transportation said the streets were expected to reopen at 4 p.m.

The incident disrupted MAX Blue and Red lines as well as traffic.

NW Natural was also on the scene.