Update: Suffolk Municipal Building reopens after gas leak

Posted at 9:45 AM, Jun 04, 2013

Update: The Suffolk Municipal Building has reopened after crews repaired the gas leak.

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Police are on the scene of a gas leak which has closed the Municipal Building, Suffolk Police Headquarters and the 911 Center.

Dispatch was notified of the cut gas line by contractors working in the area of Market Street and Henley Place at 8:25 a.m. Evacuation precautions have been taken due to the varying winds in the area.

Employees at the Human Resources Building have been advised to shelter in place, and public safety personnel have also advised nearby residences to shelter in place.

Calls to 911 are not affected and are currently being handled remotely. Non-emergency calls to Dispatch at 757-923-2350 are being transferred. An alternate number to reach Dispatch for non-emergencies is 757-514-7975.

Crews from Virginia Natural Gas are en route to the scene.