Update (7:30 p.m.): The gas leak that occurred on the 100 block of 6th, 7th and 8th Streets has been stopped. Officials are advising all residents to return home. The gas company will continue to monitor and take measurements as needed. Idaho Falls Power will work to restore power to the area.
Homes located between Lee & Holmes and 6th & 7th Street are without gas service until the line is repaired. Once repaired, they will work in concert with homeowners to restore gas service safely. If they cannot contact homeowners, they will leave door tags so they can have the gas company respond for restoration service.
UPDATE (6:40 p.m.): Idaho Falls Power has turned off the power in the area, and utility crews are continuing to pinch off the leak in three separate locations.
ORIGINAL RELEASE: The Idaho Falls Fire Department has requested the evacuation of residents and businesses, including the Aquatic Center, located within the 100 block of 6th, 7th and 8th Streets in Idaho Falls due to a gas leak.
The leak is from a main line, and crews are onsite and working to shut of all three sections. There are no current fires or other hazards, but we are requesting that people evacuate and avoid the area until further notice. The cause is still under investigation. We do not have a time-frame for the evacuation at this time. A Code Red call has gone out to those in the area.
We will update this post, our social media pages as well as local media outlets as more information becomes available.