County workers, including the fire department, are working to repair a broken gas line on Trinity Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Most lanes on Trinity Drive, from 20th Street to Oppenheimer Drive, have reopened after being temporarily closed while a broken gas line is repaired. The eastbound lane on the south side remains closed but is expected to reopen around 7:30 p.m. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
After temporarily closing a section of Trinity Drive, from 20th Street to Oppenheimer Drive, due to gas line break around 2 p.m. today, Trinity Drive is now reopened to traffic; just the eastbound lane on the south side of the street remains closed.
The section of the Trinity Drive was closed when a New Mexico Department of Transportation contractor inadvertently struck a 4-inch gas line while excavating a sink hole near Ashley Pond.
Department of Public Utilities Public Relations Manager Julie Williams-Hill informed the Los Alamos Daily Post at 3:30 p.m. that the road was reopened.
“So people can still travel east and west,” she said, however, “eastbound traffic will be somewhat restricted.”
Williams-Hill said the department’s gas crew is working to repair the line. Los Alamos fire and police personnel also responded to the incident. She added the closure is expected to last approximately five hours and Trinity Drive should fully reopen at about 7:30 p.m. today.
There is no disruption in service, she said.