August 1, 2014
RENO, Nev. -- A gas leak prompted a number of evacuations in central Reno Saturday morning.
It started before 9am Saturday and NV Energy personnel were able to shut the gas leak down just before 10am.
According to an official with NV Energy, a contractor dug into the line while doing work near Wrondel Way, about 700 feet off of S. Virginia. Reno Fire (RFD) and Police Department (RPD) personnel were on scene to make sure people were clear of the area.
An official with RPD says people in buildings between 120 and 130 Linden were evacuated for a time, but by 10:15am, everyone was cleared to return.
The NV Energy official says while the leak is shut off now, it make be a while before residents who use gas will have the service back up and running. Repairs to the line have to be made then crews have to relight all the pilot lights individually.