Original report of evacuations was incorrect. No evacuations were ordered in the area of leak. NW Natural is still on scene of accident. It has been reported that the line was possibly broken by a contractor using a backhoe. Powell between 174th and 181st remains closed at this time.
Portland Fire & Rescue is currently on the scene of a break in a four-inch natural gas main. Powell Blvd from 174th - 181st is current closed. We will update when the street reopens. Area around main break has been evacuated.
NW Natural Gas would like to remind residents that August is National 811 month. A reminder that it's the law to call 811 before you dig.
Lt. Rich Chatman: media pager 503-940-6003