Police: Centerville apartment buildings evacuated due to gas leak

Monday , March 19, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with new information.

CENTERVILLE — A gas leak detected Monday afternoon caused the evacuation of two buildings of an apartment complex in Centerville. 

At 12:24 p.m. Dominion Energy crews alerted law enforcement of a gas leak detected at Legacy Apartments, located at 1162 W. 200 North in Centerville, according to a press release from the Centerville Police Department.

Dominion crews found “dangerous” gas levels in the ground near building B of the complex. Centerville Police and South Davis Metro Fire evacuated all 128 units in the A and B buildings of the complex, the release said. For many units, no one was home with the exception of pets. Power was shut down for building B. 

Legacy Crossing Boulevard was closed by crews and first responders.

Just after 6 p.m., the road and buildings A and B were reopened, according to a tweet from the CPD. Some units in building B will not have gas restored, and property managers will notify residents if their unit is one of the few. 

All nearby businesses are open, according to the press release. 

Davis County Animal Control responded to help residents with animals in their apartments. 

If you are a resident affected by this evacuation and want more information, please call Dominion Energy at 801-324-5111. 

For the latest updates, check the Centerville Police’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, the release says. 

This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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