Tysons, VA

Updated 3:05 p.m. — Around 3 p.m., the fire department tweeted that the gas leak has stopped and the road closure should end soon.

Several residents have been evacuated following a gas leak that crews are working to fix in Tysons this afternoon.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue tweeted shortly after 1 p.m. that crews were working on the leaking four-inch gas line at Gallows Branch Road and Kidwell Drive.

About 30 minutes later, the fire department added that nearby residents had been evacuated “in [an] abundance of caution” and that the gas company’s crews were working to fix the leak.

Because of the leak, Gallows Road at Gallows Branch Road is closed and drivers can expect delays, the fire department tweeted.

People should avoid the area, according to the fire department.

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A gas leak has closed the eastbound lanes of Leesburg Pike by The Boro in Tysons.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue crews are on the scene of a gas leak in the 8400 block of Leesburg Pike that was caused by construction crews hitting a gas line, the fire department tweeted.

Units shutting down eastbound Leesburg Pike (Rte. 7) and Gosnell Road,” the tweet said.

The eastbound lanes of Leesburg Pike have been shut down, according to Fairfax Alerts.

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(Updated at 12:40 p.m.) Construction crews hit a gas line, causing a gas leak in McLean this morning (Wednesday).

Units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the Arlington County Fire Department responded to the outside gas leak in the Franklin Park neighborhood at North Nottingham Street and Virginia Avenue around 10 a.m., according to a Fairfax County fire department tweet.

“Workers struck a 2-inch gas line,” the tweet said, adding that the leak did not affect nearby homes.

“Situation currently under control. Crews awaiting gas company,” the tweet said.

About 30 minutes later, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue tweeted that the leak had been stopped.

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A gas line rupture near the Mosaic District has prompted at least one road closure.

Eskridge Road is closed between Lee Highway and Williams Drive, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, after workers struck what is believed to be a two-inch gas line at the intersection of Eskridge and Merrifield Town Center.

Firefighters have established a “safety perimeter” and are checking nearby buildings, including adjacent townhomes.

Drivers are being encouraged to avoid the area.

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