UPDATE: Lane closures in place during Suffolk gas odor investigation

Posted at 10:54 AM, Nov 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-14 14:41:49-05

UPDATE: Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews have cleared the scene and crews from Virginia Natural Gas, the Suffolk Public Works Department and another contractor remain while Virginia Natural Gas is performing ongoing repairs, officials say.

The right lane heading eastbound at W. Washington Street and Clay Street remains closed. Flaggers are in place to alternate traffic in this area. S. Saratoga Street from W. Washington Street to Jackson Street remains entirely closed. All other previously affected areas are now open and traffic is flowing as normal.

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel are currently investigating the cause of a gas odor in the downtown area of Saratoga and W. Washington Street after dispatchers received a call at 8:08 a.m.

W. Washington Street is closed from Pine Street to N. Main Street, and Saratoga is currently closed from Market Street to the 130 block of S. Saratoga as the cause is investigated.

There have been no evacuations.

Virginia Natural Gas has been contacted and is on the way to assist in the investigation, officials say.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.