LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The intersection of Boulder Highway and Nellis Boulevard was closed for a few hours around 5 a.m. due to a gas leak Thursday morning.
Clark County Fire Department and Southwest Gas responded to the scene after receiving calls about a gas smell in the area. They did find that a backhoe digging at the intersection had hit a 4-inch gas line and caused a rupture.
There were no reported injuries. The gas line was repaired an the intersection reopened around 7 a.m.
The gas leak was contained by 5:47 a.m., according to Clark County Fire Department.
Traffic was diverted by Metro police during the intersection closure.