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Gas Leak Halts Traffic on Mariposa Drive

No Evacuations or Injuries were Involved During the Gas Leak

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A gas leak in the Redlands shuts down a frequently used road earlier this afternoon.

The gas leak happened on Mariposa Drive just after noon, diverting drivers either through the Redland's Golf Course or Monument Road.

The Grand Junction Fire Department was on scene until roughly 1:30 p.m. which is when the gas leak was fixed.

No evacuations were necessary due to the open area where the leak happened and no injuries resulted from exposure to the gas.

"Whenever we have a gas leak and we get dispatched to it, our first job is going to be to block of the area from any members of the public can get in there to keep them safe. Then we're going to monitor the air around to see what the air levels are doing what areas are going to be more hazardous than others. Then after that, depending on those air levels, we'll do some evacuations if we need to," says Zach Leyda, the On-Shift Public Information Officer for the GJFD.

To prevent leaks like this one, the GJFD recommends you call 811 before digging within city limits.

You can also check out the website www.call811.com which provides detailed information so you know what's below.

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