Updated 9/7 at 3:30pm
Burbank Fire Fighters were called to the intersection of Main Street and Riverside Drive Thursday afternoon by crews from the Southern California Gas Company. While making repairs in the area, workers from an independent construction company had struck a charged gas line. Crews from the Gas Company were dispatched to repair the damage and called the fire department to stand by while repairs were made.
Firefighters closed off streets in the area until Burbank Police Officers could arrive to assist. The Gas Company estimated a lengthy street closure, until repairs could be made. Detour signs were finally put in place and all southbound Main Street traffic was diverted, along with some lanes along Riverside Drive.
Burbank Engine 15 finally cleared the emergency several hours later. The streets remained closed until the Gas Company finished the project.
People attempting to get to Pickwick and Viva’s had to come from the west, in order to get to their destinations.