Propane Leak at Teton Village Causes Evacuations

Jun 26, 2012


A propane leak at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort prompted evacuations of parts of the base. The leak occurred the morning of Tuesday, June 26th, when a contractor hit a small propane distribution line. Brain Tanabe with Lower Valley Energy says crews are on site to contain the risk of an explosion.

“The propane concern is that the gas is heavier and it accumulates and so we just want to make sure it doesn’t accumulate in any combustible area,” Tanabe says.

The southern section of the base of Teton village was evacuated, including the Mangy Moose Restaurant and building, The Hotel Terra, the Kid’s Ranch day camp, and resort administrative offices. No injuries have been reported.