Archive for Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Traffic shut down on Kasold at 24th Street due to natural gas line break

August 23, 2011, 1:41 p.m. Updated August 23, 2011, 8:47 p.m.


Traffic on Kasold Avenue was shut down between Clinton Parkway and 24th Street because of a natural gas leak, according to Douglas County emergency dispatchers.

Curt Floerchinger, a spokesman for Black Hills Energy, said a 4-inch steel main had been severed. Floerchinger said he believed, and indeed confirmed, the line broke after it was hit by construction crews in the area. About 35 customers in the area were without gas service, he said.

Though the street was closed to traffic, crews allowed people living in the area go through to their homes, he said.

Natural gas had been reported in surrounding buildings as well.

As of 8:30 p.m., Floerchinger said crews had removed the broken section section of pipe and were in the process of replacing the damaged section. Following the procedure crews will weld and test the new section to ensure there are no leaks.

Floerchinger said Black Hills Energy crews working on the scene had resolved the situation by 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.


bangaranggerg 6 years, 9 months ago

He didn't want to point fingers but pretty much every indication would lead you to think it was the dumbies on the road crew.

Sean Livingstone 6 years, 9 months ago

Bangaranggerg, if you worked on construction site before, you will know that such incident is unpreventable everytime... some blueprints may not even exist anymore...

Sneakyperson 6 years, 9 months ago

(working road construction in kansas) while i am happy that i don't have to do the work i wish the people doing it were a little more competent. pick a project site and finish it before starting 6 other ones and not getting them done on time. (i'm looking at you Kasold, and those of you working at the site on Kentucky from 19th going north)

conservative 6 years, 9 months ago

Not quite sure what you're getting at here. The work on Kasold is ahead of schedule.

big_john 6 years, 9 months ago

I always thought the asses were kept in the barn. never knew there were so many as on this paper blog.

jhawkinsf 6 years, 9 months ago

As a side comment, the intersection at Kasold and Clinton Parkway has been reduced to one lane going east and south for a long, long time. It seems that whatever work needed to be done could have been done in the intersection by now. Every day there is a long traffic jam.

stargazer66025 6 years, 9 months ago

Stop dogging the construction crews unless you have worked on one. Most likely when locates were done they missed a line or flagged it in the wrong place which is more common that one would like to think. Anyone operating a piece of excavating equipment knows that they along with anything surrounding the location can be blown to high heaven when working around gas lines. Trust me it's not something that you try to do.

lunacydetector 6 years, 9 months ago

now i understand why my adult children told me to never drink an energy drink.....lordy, i needed an excuse. that broken gas line came in real handy

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