Gas Leak in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County police and firefighters were called to a gas leak in Silver Spring on Monday afternoon.

Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were evacuations in the area of Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street.

According to Piringer, a backhoe struck a 4-inch, high pressure natural gas line near the site of the new library.

Montgomery County Police report multiple road closures because of the gas leak.

Piringer reported before 4:30 p.m. that all roads in downtown Silver Spring were reopened.


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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Update – <a href=””>#mcfrs</a> units &amp; Gas Co equipment is all clear – ALL area DT Silver Spring streets &amp; roads are OPEN <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) <a href=”″>April 13, 2015</a></blockquote>
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