Construction crews working on road improvements at the intersection of SR 410 and Main St. E. in Bonney accidentally hit a 2-inch gas line at 4:30 p.m. causing a leak, according to a press release from East Pierce Fire and Rescue.
Bonney Lake Police closed State Route 410 and Main Street E to secure the area and halted rush-hour traffic along both east and westbound SR 410 for nearly one and a half hours.
As a precaution, Kindercare students, the Bonney Lake Justice Center and nearby offices were evacuated to the Bonney Lake Library. Residents of an apartment complex were asked to shelter in place.
Puget Sound Energy crews stopped the leak just before 8:00 p.m. Main Street East remains closed while the gas line is repaired.
No injuries were reported.
UPDATE: Both west and east bound lanes on SR 410 reopened at 6 p.m.
Your evening commute in Bonney Lake just got a little longer, as PSE and WSDOT report a gas leak near 192nd Ave. E. along SR 410.
WSDOT tweeted at 5:15pm:
SR 410 closed in both directions @ 192nd in Bonney Lake due to a gas leak. Motorists should avoid area and expect delays.
Bonney Lake Police also tweeted:
Gas Leak Update..PSE is enroute, EB SR 410 is completely shut down at 166th in Sumner. Local daycare has been evacuated to BL Library.
Drivers in the area should use caution. Patch will update you with any developments.