Portion of Burbank Drive closed Thursday due to gas leak

Portion of Burbank Drive closed Thursday due to gas leak
A portion of Burbank Drive was shutdown Thursday afternoon due to a gas leak. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Burbank Drive from Bluebonnet Boulevard to Highland Road has now reopened after being closed for several hours Thursday due to a gas leak. The closure took effect around 3:20 p.m. Thursday, May 28. The road reopened around 6 p.m.

Officials from the St. George Fire Department say a piece of construction equipment hit a natural gas line in the area under development near the Burbank Walmart. Hazmat crews responded.

Traffic on Burbank was diverted at Highland and Bluebonnet while crews isolated the line and depressurized it. Officials with St. George say air quality was monitored throughout the process and there was no danger to the public.

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