OGDEN -- A gas leak forced the evacuation of almost 200 people at a strip mall Tuesday afternoon.
The leak was called in around 12:05 p.m. from the strip mall at Harrisville Road and 200 North, said Chad Jones, spokesman for Questar Gas. Almost 200 employees and patrons were evacuated from the businesses, which include Harmons, Planet Fitness and Harbor Freight.
A Questar crew found the leak under some asphalt in the parking lot and secured it around 5:20 p.m. The line was apparently damaged by previous construction.
Jones said the crew expected to spend most of Tuesday night repairing the line and suctioning out the gas. The businesses should be open as usual this morning.