WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Natural Gas Leak – Bay Blvd and John Moore

Heavy equipment along the Bay Road buttoning up a leaking gas line.
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4:15pm
Possible natural gas leak in Newport near intersection of Bay Blvd and John Moore Road. Newport Fire-Rescue is on scene.

4:33pm
Newport Fire has called for mutual aid from Seal Rock Fire. Smell of natural gas in the air. There’s talk of a large evacuation of people from surrounding buildings.

4:45PM
Many residents in the immediate vicinity are not being allowed into the area to go home. The leak could be quite large, creating a large fire danger. Bay Boulevard, Vista Drive, Harbor Crescent and other streets are off limits until firefighters know what they’ve got.

5:31pm
Northwest Natural Gas crew is on the scene.

6:43
Nortwest Natural crews starting to dig to close off the leak. Electricity is shut off from John Moore to highway 20.

7:10pm
Some residents are being allowed to return to their homes. No through traffic at this time.

7:38pm
Gas leak has been closed off by Northwest Natural Gas crew. Fire and law enforcement personnel are opening the roads and leaving the area. Electricity is being restored.

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