PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Emergency crews responded to a “major” natural gas leak in Northwest Portland early Tuesday.
Just after 7:15 a.m. Portland Fire & Rescue dispatched firefighters to the area near NW 8th and NW 11th Avenue between Burnside Street and Davis Street. The public has been told to avoid the area.
Power was shut off for a portion of the area all the way up to Jefferson Street around 10 am. Pacific Power said 2,400 customers were affected while they did repairs, and power was restored by the afternoon for most of them.
Crews on scene of a natural gas major between NW 8th-11th between Burnside and Davis. AVOID the area. PFR working with @PacificPower_OR and @nwnatural to mitigate the leak and evacuate necessary persons/ buildings in the area. #alert #pbot Updates to follow.— Portland Fire&Rescue (@PDXFire) February 16, 2021
Powell’s Books subsequently closed its downtown store.
Our downtown store will be closed today. Stay tuned for updates on our Cedar Hills Crossing and Hawthorne locations.— Powell’s Books (@Powells) February 16, 2021