The northbound and southbound lanes of the Old Seward Highway were temporarily closed between 88th Avenue and 92nd Avenue Monday morning as crews responded to a gas line break, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department.


Damage occurred to a 2-inch gas line buried underground in an area that is currently under construction. A crew with ENSTAR arrived on scene minutes after the leak was reported, according to spokesperson Lindsay Hobson.


Gas was shut off to the line and the area is now secure. Crews in the area are working on a new on-ramp to the Seward Highway.


About 20 customers in the area are currently without gas service.


“This is obviously a good opportunity to remind people to call 8-1-1 when they’re digging,” said Hobson.