(Breaking) Major gas leak in Seattle prompts neighborhood evacuations

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(FOX)

SEATTLE – A large natural gas leak at a Seattle construction site Monday afternoon has firefighters evacuating the area.

The leak happened around 1:45 p.m. in the University District along Brooklyn Avenue NE and NE 45th Street.

Buildings in the neighborhood are being evacuated and the University of Washington is advising students to avoid the area.

NE 45th St. and Brooklyn Ave. NE: this is the current evacuation zone, please continue to avoid the area until the leak is secured. PSE has arrived on scene.

SDOT says all lanes of traffic in the area have been blocked off.

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