Gas Leak Prompts Brief Evacuation on Latham Drive

Incident Type
Gas Leak
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 7:43am
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 7:49am
3300 Block Latham Drive
Madison, WI 53704

Construction workers at a project on Latham Drive struck a gas main in the area, causing a temporary evacuation and shutdown of traffic.

As MPD blocked the 3300 block of Latham Drive, two buildings were evacuated on either side of the leak. Evacuated occupants were directed to stay clear of the “hot zone.”

MGE arrived on scene and shut off the gas. MFD Ladder Company 6 went through both evacuated buildings with air monitors, ventilating as needed, to ensure they were safe to re-occupy.

MGE confirmed the gas leak was under their control, and MFD invited occupants back inside the buildings.

Posted 08/07/2017 - 8:41am

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)