Archive for Thursday, August 3, 2006

Utility crew cuts natural gas line

August 3, 2006

A utility crew cut through a natural gas line this week near Kansas Avenue and Main Street.

Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 Chief Rick Huhn said a crew with Tony Sheets Construction, working for AT&T, cut through a 2-inch gas line about 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, near the intersection.

No one was injured in the incident, but the escaping gas did emit a strong odor throughout the area, Huhn said.

Kansas Gas Service arrived within minutes to cap the line, he said, and was expected to finish repairs to the line Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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