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State Street reopens after car hits building, ruptures natural gas line

Emergency responders work at the scene where a vehicle crashed into Glens Keys, Lock and Safe, rupturing a natural gas line, in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)


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SALT LAKE CITY — State Street has reopened after a car hit a building and damaged a natural gas line early Friday, officials said.

The driver of a car lost control possibly due to a tire that popped, sending the car into Glens Keys, Lock and Safe at 1147 S. State about 1 a.m., according to the Salt Lake Fire Department. The impact ruptured a natural gas line.

The driver was treated on scene for minor injuries and passed a DUI test, fire officials said.

State Street was closed from 900 South to 1300 South while crews dug up the street to access and repair the gas leak. As of 9 a.m., the road has reopened, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

Several nearby businesses were evacuated, but evacuation orders were lifted about 7:30 a.m., the fire department said.

Contributing: Brittany Tait, KSL TV; Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com

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