Roads closed downtown after natural gas leak

MFD has reopened the area, crews remain at the scene

· Jan 23, 2020 Tweet

Marissa Haegele/The Badger Herald

The Madison Fire Department was dispatched to the former Madison Area Technical College after a contractor reportedly struck a main gas line nearby, according to an MFD incident report. 

The building is located on Wisconsin Avenue between E. Johnson and E. Dayton Street. According to the incident report, MFD was dispatched to the area at 8:48 this morning. The gas service to the site was shut down shortly after. 

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All workers at the site were safely evacuated with no reported injuries and MATC has been ventilated. 

The Madison Police Department helped MFD establish a safety perimeter around the area and MFD asked the public to avoid E. Johnson Street, E. Dayton Street, N. Carroll Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

As of 11:30 a.m. roads were reopening but MFD crews remained on the scene according to the MFD Twitter.


This article was published Jan 23, 2020 at 5:53 pm and last updated Jan 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm


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