Strong smell of gas prompts street closure

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Refrigeration truck causes police to block traffic from Logan Heights area.

SAN DIEGO – A couple of streets were blocked in Logan Heights Thursday due to the strong smell of gas in the area, police said.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department requested HAZMAT crews to assist with the investigation between the 3000 and 3100 blocks of Commercial Street around 1:45 p.m.. The smell of ammonia was coming from a refrigeration truck parked in the area, San Diego police said.

MTS buses and other traffic heading both east and westbound were blocked.  Trolley service was not interrupted.

Officials said the area could be closed for up to four hours.  No injuries have been reported or evacuations ordered.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.