Gas rupture disrupts Augusta traffic

Zach Boyden-Holmes/Staff
Workmen at the gas line problem on Fifth Street earlier today.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:59 AM
Last updated 3:08 PM
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A gas rupture at Fifth and Broad streets rerouted downtown Augusta traffic.

 According to Atlanta Gas Light spokeswoman Tami Gerke, a third-party contractor struck the 1 1/4-inch line at 9:19 a.m.

 Gas crews are on the scene cutting off the gas to the line.  Repairs will begin after the gas has been cut off, Gerke said.

The line was restored and traffic was running through the intersection this afternoon.

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Chillen
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Chillen 03/23/11 - 02:32 pm
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There were two separate gas

There were two separate gas incidents yesterday in the area. What's up with that? Weird timing for all of this.

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corgimom 03/23/11 - 06:08 pm
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Because there aren't any

Because there aren't any accurate maps of the infrastructure. It's been worked on and modified so many times, nobody knows where the pipes are. All a contractor can do is start working. If it breaks, it breaks.

And this is true all over Augusta, but it's particularly bad downtown.

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onecatfish 03/23/11 - 06:35 pm
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This is why you call before
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This is why you call before you dig. Was there a markout.

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NAyellowjacketsfans4ever 03/24/11 - 12:12 am
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So true on the call before

So true on the call before you dig but the solution is even simpler. Don't dig in that intersection, it is the wrath of the preacher who cursed the old market that once stood there and left the haunted pillar.

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