Zug, 27.05.2024

Fire brigade and police called out to gas alarm in city centre

Blue lights and sirens in the town of Zug at 3 pm on Friday. The volunteer fire brigade and the police were deployed to the Alpenstrasse with several emergency vehicles. The reason: a gas leak.

A number of emergency vehicles from the volunteer fire brigade (FFZ: Freiwillige Feuerwehr Zug) and the Zug Police deployed to the Alpenstrasse in Zug with blue lights and sirens flashing at 3 pm on Friday afternoon.

The road junction at the K Kiosk, which is directly adjacent to the bus stops at Zug railway station, had to be completely cordoned off. The emergency services gathered in front of the Mr Pickwick pub, where there is currently a road construction site. One of the numerous warning signs indicated a risk of explosion.

Several barriers were set up at the construction site in front of the Mr Pickwick pub in the centre of Zug due to a gas leak  
Warning notices have been posted to draw attention to the risk of explosion.         
Photos: Alessandro Kälin

According to the police, there was actually a gas leak at the building site, which had occurred during construction work. The WWZ and the construction company involved uncovered the pipe with special tools and then sealed it, thereby bringing the situation under control, but the area was temporarily impassable.

Public transport was still able to run, and the police assured that there is no danger to the public.

Source: Zug Police