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
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.
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.”
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.