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UPDATE: Gas Leak Closes Route 50 West of Gallows

Expect traffic delays.

UPDATE (3:41 p.m.): Route 50 is now clear for travel. Expect residual delays.

(2:14 p.m.): Traffic traveling west on Route 50 is being diverted to Gallows Road. Eastbound traffic is being diverted to Prosperity Avenue, according to Fairfax County emergency alerts.

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Route 50 just west of Gallows Road in closed in both directions due to a gas leak caused by construction, according to Fairfax County Police. 

Motorists should try to avoid the area. Expect traffic delays.

Washington Gas is enroute. There's no current estimate on when Route 50 will be reopened.

Denise Mazzan October 03, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I had taken my dear friend 83 years old to have a bone scan and mamogram right at the intersection of the gas leak. It started around 12:40. I smelt a very strong smell. At first I thought it was antifreeze...a very strong smell. Within 10 mins. the fire department came and the smell was horrible. They made us leave the building and the smell was worse. No one paniced. It was about 3 hours of worring. No one could get in out out. My question is how this leak happened and why we, the people that were trapped were not evacuate! Anything could of happened!

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