Gas leak evacuates Mexican restaurant

Valerie Rowell/ Columbia County News Times
A gas leak forced the evacuation of an Evans restaurant, bank and several other nearby businesses around noon.
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 Employees and personnel are being allowed back into several Evans business closed around noon because of a nearby gas leak. The leak forced the evacuation of an Evans restaurant, bank and several other nearby businesses around noon, said Pam Tucker, Columbia County Emergency and Operations director.

A natural gas line is leaking on Evans Town Center Boulevard near Evans to Locks Road. Due to the threat, Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue officials evacuated Pablano's Mexican Restaurant, Security Federal Bank, Bill Beazley Homes, Fairway Ford and several nearby offices, according to Columbia County sheriff's deputies on the scene.

Construction crews building sidewalks along Evans Town Center Boulevard broke a service line away from the main line just before noon. Intersections of Evans to Locks Road at Evans Town Center Boulevard, Washington Road and N. Belair Road have been reopened. Evans Town Center Boulevard remains closed from Evans to Locks Road to the back entrance road to the Kroger shopping center while Georgia Gas Light Co. crews complete final repairs.

The gas leak was very visible and could be smelled as far away as Washington Road and the Kroger shopping center parking lot.

 

 

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omnomnom
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omnomnom 08/26/10 - 11:46 am
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Love the article title,

Love the article title, reminds me of being in middle school. Fwwaaaaaaarp!

Tisk tisk what is this world coming to
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Isn't that suppose to happen

Isn't that suppose to happen after you finish eating?

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 08/26/10 - 12:06 pm
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Seriously, they had to close

Seriously, they had to close down a road? Couldn't they have just given the customer a Beano?

Emerydan
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Emerydan 08/26/10 - 12:27 pm
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Dem must be some mighty

Dem must be some mighty strong refried beans.

billoftt
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billoftt 08/26/10 - 01:04 pm
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I hate you guys! I saw this

I hate you guys! I saw this headline and I really got excited about making a joke about colonic vapors and you already beat me to it!

Indigo
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Indigo 08/26/10 - 01:14 pm
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Imagine that......a gas leak

Imagine that......a gas leak and Mexican restaurant. Next thing there will be cats missing near the Chinese joints.

fish2
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fish2 08/26/10 - 01:14 pm
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billoftt-- do you mean

billoftt-- do you mean flatus?

belle
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belle 08/26/10 - 01:17 pm
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At least the customers
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At least the customers weren't inconvenienced...they have the worst service in town anyway.

urright
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urright 08/26/10 - 01:19 pm
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This is just too funny.

This is just too funny. Don't worry--Pam will save the day--and the Speedy with rice.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 08/26/10 - 01:23 pm
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You guys referring to the

You guys referring to the human natural gas have made my day!! Sounds like when we were a lot younger trying to see who could be the loudest and the most "odiferous". Spelling??

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curly123053 08/26/10 - 02:54 pm
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LOL....I know a story from my

LOL....I know a story from my EMS days down in Barnwell about missing cats and a Chinese restaurant....and it was confirmed to be true by SLED and DHEC....now gas is a normal thing down there.

Mudfish
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Mudfish 08/26/10 - 03:41 pm
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Hey Indigo, Ever hear of the

Hey Indigo, Ever hear of the song, "The Cat's in the Kettle at the Peking Moon"

oldenoughtoknowbetter
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oldenoughtoknowbetter 08/26/10 - 04:21 pm
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Meow! I know "The Cat's in
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Meow! I know "The Cat's in the Kettle at the Peking Moon"

airbud7
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airbud7 08/26/10 - 05:45 pm
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beans beans good for your

beans beans good for your heart the more you eat um the more you _art

crackerjack
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crackerjack 08/26/10 - 06:12 pm
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I thought I smelled something

I thought I smelled something at the Government Complex about lunchtime, but I just thought the Commissioners were having a meeting.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 08/26/10 - 09:09 pm
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"Gas leak evacuates Mexican

"Gas leak evacuates Mexican restaurant"? This can be seriously bad news for Mexican restaurants everywhere!

Pu239
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Pu239 08/26/10 - 11:19 pm
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The sum of draft beer and
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The sum of draft beer and fibrous legumes coupled with a copious quantity of coagulated casein yields deminimus samples of CH4 and H2S.

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