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Herndon’s Elden Street Closed Thanks to Natural Gas Leak

Elden Street will be closed between Monroe and Center for the next several hours, likely through evening rush hour. We will update as information becomes available. 8/4/17 12:04

Posted by Herndon Police Department on Friday, August 4, 2017

For the second time this week, one of Herndon’s main thoroughfares is being affected by a natural gas leak.

Elden Street will be closed between Center Street and Monroe Street through the evening rush hour, according to the Herndon Police Department. The natural gas leak was first reported on HPD’s Twitter account just after 11 a.m.

On Wednesday night, a natural gas leak on Herndon Parkway between Van Buren Street and Palmer Drive required repair. The work at that site continued through Thursday.

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

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.”

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BREAKING: Gas Line Leak Closes Elden Street near Monroe

Traffic LightThe intersection of Elden and Monroe Streets in Herndon is blocked as of 10 a.m. Friday after a gas line was struck by construction crews this morning.

Fairfax County Public Safety officials said Elden is shut down between Van Buren and Lynn Streets.

If you have to go to downtown Herndon, plan a different route.

Reston Now will keep you updated on this story.

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