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A gas leak near the Navy Yard Metro station Thursday afternoon has prompted the response of Washington Gas and D.C. Fire and EMS officials in the area. 


D.C. Fire and EMS are responding to a gas leak in the area of the Navy Yard Metro station on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)

A gas leak near the Navy Yard Metro station Thursday afternoon has prompted the response of Washington Gas and D.C. Fire and EMS officials in the area.

D.C. Fire officials said a “large outside gas line breach” in the 1200 block of Half Street Southeast also caused some evacuations of nearby high-rise buildings as a measure of caution. They said the safety perimeter goes a block in all directions.

A high pressure gas line was struck in that area, outside of the Navy Yard Metro station, D.C. Fire said. There are some evacuations of a nearby restaurant and construction site, but there are no injuries, according to D.C. Fire.

Metro suspended Green Line train service between L’Enfant Plaza and Anacostia due to the fire department activity outside of the Navy Yard station.

The Navy Yard station’s Half Street entrance remains closed. Metro has set up bus service to Navy Yard’s New Jersey Ave. entrance from Waterfront (M St.), Anacostia (Bus Bay G) and L’Enfant Plaza (7th St. & D St.) stations.

This is a developing story. Stay with WTOP for more details. 

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