Archive for Friday, October 6, 2006

Gas line ruptured

Repairs underway

October 6, 2006

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A work crew at 7th and New Hampshire inadvertantly cut a gas service line.  Traffic was shut down along New Hampshire and some businesses were evacuated.  Lawrence Fire and Medical personnel went door-to-door checking buildings for gas while Aquila workers dealt with the leak.

A work crew at 7th and New Hampshire inadvertantly cut a gas service line. Traffic was shut down along New Hampshire and some businesses were evacuated. Lawrence Fire and Medical personnel went door-to-door checking buildings for gas while Aquila workers dealt with the leak.

A natural gas line near Seventh and New Hampshire Street was ruptured this morning, filling downtown Lawrence with a strong odor. Some nearby offices were briefly evacuated.

Fire and medical personnel and utility crews are on the scene working to repair the leak.

Comments

dudesmithy 8 years, 7 months ago

Get over it. Everyone makes typos.

-DS

bearded_gnome 8 years, 7 months ago

"personnnel" hey! how do ya' pronounce that? or, is one of the 'n's silent?

monkeyspunk 8 years, 7 months ago

Hmm, since we are on the topic of utilities, has anybody else been experiencing inconsistent electricity service?

justsomewench 8 years, 7 months ago

off topic:

is it my imagination or did the LJW get special permission to narrow the street across from their interest? it appears that NH turns into a one lane northbound road for a 3 foot span, giving their staff yet another reason to believe they're exempt from jaywalking laws.

Chris Baker 8 years, 7 months ago

I think the city decided to to do what any other city would do. If you have a street that is repeatedly crossed by hundreds of people a day, jaywalking or not, you should eventually reach the conclusion that some kind of traffic control measure should be installed, for safety purposes if nothing else. Also, it won't be a single northbound lane, it was a really wide street to begin with. The only thing being sacrificed appears to be the few parking metered spots directly in front of the LJW building. People still need to be able to reach the old riverfront mall for the Marriot and Affinitas afterall.

melott 8 years, 7 months ago

Yes, I have had many short outages which thrash my computer and I have to reset every clock in my house. It has been happening more and more. Be sure to complain to the state website (google kansas corporation commission) and go for the consumer link)

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 7 months ago

Yeah, me too on the electricity problem. Ever since the microburst storm.

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