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UPDATED: Gas Line Break Shuts Down Part of W&OD Trail

by Tim Regan November 9, 2016 at 10:50 am 5 Comments

Fairfax County Fire Rescue(Updated at 1:42 p.m.) A portion of the W&OD Trail was shut down this morning after workers struck and ruptured a six-inch gas line there.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials said the trail was shut down near the 12100 block of Sunset Hills Road around 9:15 a.m. this morning.

The situation was “under control” shortly after it began, fire officials said. Workers with the gas company stopped the leak around noon today.

“The trail was shut down as a precaution,” said Fairfax Fire and Rescue spokesman Bill Delaney.  “Everything seemed to be pretty benign.”

  • Michael C

    I was wondering what that was! I live right off of the trail and as I walked outside to leave for work this morning there was a VERY strong smell of gas.

    • Mike M

      Excuse me. Beer and chili party during the election last night.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    “near the 18.5 mile marker” doesn’t help any of us. We need reference points, like the nearest cross-street, school, or shopping center. Or a map.

    • One Really

      18.5 is between the YMCA and the bridge over Old Dominion Pkwy.

      • Arielle in NoVA

        Thank you!

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