Gas line rupture closes West Lake street

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 10:42 AM
Last updated 10:43 AM
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A natural gas leak in the West Lake subdivision has temporarily shut down one street until Thursday afternoon.

The natural gas line ruptured near High Hampton Drive, which will be closed until about 1 p.m. while crews work to repair the leak, said Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division Director Pam Tucker in an email.

No one is being evacuated because of the leak, and motorists are being asked to avoid the area. Columbia County Fire Rescue crews are standing by, Tucker added.

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Little Lamb
Little Lamb 02/21/13 - 02:05 pm
Failure Mechanism

Perhaps an update to the story will let us know whether the gas line ruptured unexpectedly due to materials failure or corrosion; or whether the gas line was ruptured by mechanical force of someone hitting the line while digging or cutting.

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