Evacuation orders lifted after 'large' gas leak in Lakewood

An evacuation has been lifted by West Pierce Fire & Rescue following the rupture of a natural gas line in Lakewood, Washington on Wednesday.

The gas leak was reported around 11:45 a.m. at the intersection of 75th Street and Custer Road.

The Meadow Apartments, located at 7720 Custer Road West, were specifically instructed to evacuate immediately. West Pierce Fire & Rescue, alongside law enforcement and Puget Sound Energy, are currently at the scene conducting evacuations and managing the situation.

Residents were being asked to avoid the area of Custer Road West between Bridgeport and Grange Street West.

Just before 2:00 p.m., an emergency message from the authorities said the scene was clear, and it was safe to return. The evacuation order had been in effect for nearly 2 hours.


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