BREAKING: Sunrise Valley Drive Shut Down for Gas Leak

by Karen Goff March 9, 2016 at 11:30 am 3 Comments

Fire crews fixing gas leak on Sunrise Valley Drive

Update, 2:25 p.m.: The road is now open.

Original story, Wednesday 11:30 a.m.: Sunrise Valley Drive will be shut down in both directions for most of Wednesday as crews fix a gas leak.

A gas main was hit by a construction crew shortly before 11 a.m.

Traffic is blocked from Parkridge Boulevard to Hunter Mill Road. Fairfax County Police at the scene said it could be several hours before roads are reopened.

Reston Now will check with Sunrise Valley Elementary School for information should it affect school pickup and buses this afternoon.

Last week, there was a similar incident in Reston. Reston Parkway was shut down for hours, disrupting traffic on many nearby streets, due to a gas main break caused by a construction crew.

  • Mike M

    These utility disruptions fascinate me. Isn’t the cause nearly always other utility or construction crews? If you look at the photo or if you drive through this area, you will see cable crews at work.

  • Melissa Gifford

    Dial 811 before you dig. Every time.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    What an interesting coincidence. I had to leave my cubicle because of a gas leak also.


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