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Posted on Sat. Nov. 10, 2012 - 12:01 am EDT

West-side road snagged after crew cuts gas line

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FORT WAYNE — City workers accidentally severed a natural gas line Friday, causing authorities to shut down an intersection on Fort Wayne’s west side for several hours, the city fire department said.

NIPSCO spokesman Nick Meyer said the utility received reports about 12:20 p.m. that the plastic line, 2 inches in diameter, had been broken at the corner of Hawthorn and South Washington roads in the Wildwood Park neighborhood. The leak was stopped about 2 p.m., he said.

Fire department spokeswoman Stacey Fleming said City Utilities employees were working at the intersection when they severed the line. Firefighters monitored the leak until it was repaired, and no evacuations were necessary, she said.

Meyer said the leak affected four customers, and as of Friday night, service had been restored to three of them.

He said the city had requested that the gas lines in the area be marked before digging. He said an investigation will seek to determine what went wrong.

aingersoll@jg.net


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