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Archive for Monday, September 20, 2010

Gas line break causes temporary street closure in east Lawrence

Road signs block the 1100 block of New York Street on Monday, Sept. 20. A natural gas line break forced crews to shut down 12th Street between Connecticut to New Jersey streets while they made repairs.

Road signs block the 1100 block of New York Street on Monday, Sept. 20. A natural gas line break forced crews to shut down 12th Street between Connecticut to New Jersey streets while they made repairs.

September 20, 2010, 9:44 a.m. Updated September 20, 2010, 1:04 p.m.

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1100 block of New York
Gas line break shuts down 12th Street

Emergency crews shut down 12th Street between Connecticut and New Jersey streets about 9:40 a.m. Monday due to a gas line break. Enlarge video

A natural gas line break forced crews to shut down 12th Street between Connecticut to New Jersey streets while Black Hills Energy crews made repairs.

A natural gas line break forced crews to shut down 12th Street between Connecticut to New Jersey streets while Black Hills Energy crews made repairs.

Emergency crews shut down 12th Street between Connecticut and New Jersey streets about 9:40 a.m. Monday due to a gas line break.

Black Hills Energy spokesman Curt Floerchinger said construction crews broke a two-inch gas line at the intersection of 12th and New York streets.

Emergency crews were on standby until workers repaired the line about 10:05 a.m. A natural gas odor could be smelled from a block away while the line was being repaired.

Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical Captain Scott Dieker said emergency crews tried to evacuate the three homes closest to the line break as a precaution, but they were vacant.

Gas service was shut off for three residential customers, Floerchinger said, but service should be restored by noon.

The 1100 block of New York street continues to be closed for repairs.

Comments

GardenMomma 4 years, 3 months ago

There seem to be a lot of gas line breaks lately. What's the deal?

phenommenom 4 years, 3 months ago

They are trying to congest 23rd street to push forward the STL!

grammaddy 4 years, 3 months ago

Glad they got a handle on it before it became the disaster they had in California last week. Good job guys!

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