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Frequent strikes on buried utility lines pose dangers, prompt calls for legislation

Groups pushing for legislation to mandate a ‘call before you dig’ policy for builders

Thousands Of Underground Utilities Damaged Every Year

The deadly explosion in downtown Durham earlier this month happened after a digging crew hit a natural gas line, leaving the combustible gas to fill at least one building.

Homes evacuated, roads closed after major gas leak in west Calgary

Houses were evacuated and roads were closed in Calgary’s West Springs neighbourhood on Monday after a major gas leak, according to the fire department.

Contractor Fixing Water Leak Causes Gas Leak​ In New City UPDATE

The fire department evacuated 25-30 occupants from the building for safety’s sake.

Gas Line Struck, Forcing Evacuation Of Office Building In Rockland

The Clarkstown Police Department is on the scene of a gas line rupture in New City.

Gas leak forces evacuation in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A gas leak in Salt Lake City forced some evacuations Wednesday afternoon.

Gas Leak Reported In Coffey Lane Rebuilding Area

The Santa Rosa Fire Department said a gas leak Tuesday afternoon has closed a street in Coffey Park where homes are under construction following the Tubbs Fire in 2017.

Greeley Fire responds to gas line break in west Greeley

The Greeley Fire Department closed traffic lanes about 9:50 a.m. Wednesday after a gas line broke near U.S. 34 and 95th Avenue in west Greeley.

Four homes evacuated due to gas line rupture

UPDATED 5:56 p.m.: Crews from Virginia Natural Gas remain on scene making repairs, but occupants that were evacuated have been allowed to return to their homes, according to a city press release.

Roselle Park Fire On Scene of a Gas Line Strike Friday Morning

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The Roselle Park Fire Dept. was called to Madison and Bender Avenues after it was reported that a gas line was struck by a contractor at approximately 9::05 a.m. Friday morning, according to a report from the Breaking News Network (BNN).

Gas leak evacuates Washington Street plaza

WATERTOWN — About a dozen people were evacuated from a small Washington Street strip plaza for about an hour Thursday afternoon following a gas line break.

City crew breaks gas line; part of Old Town evacuated

A city street crew cut into a natural gas line Friday, forcing the evacuation of several businesses in and around the Old Town Square.

After nearly 4 hours, San Bernardino gas line rupture shut off

A gas line ruptured by a construction crew Friday morning in San Bernardino was shut off after about four hours.

Damaged Gas Line Closes Broken Arrow Road

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma – East New Orleans Street between 23rd Street and the west entrance to Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow was closed to traffic in both directions.

Neighborhood in Lackawanna County Cleared Out by Gas Line Break

MOOSIC, Pa. — Crews evacuated several homes and a day care center in a neighborhood in Lackawanna County because of a natural gas line break.

Homes, businesses evacuated after gas line hit in Shorewood

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (CBS 58) — Homes and businesses were evacuated Thursday after a gas line was hit in Shorewood.

Area evacuated after Wednesday gas line break

PRINCETON — Princeton businesses in 900 block of North Main Street were quickly evacuated by police officers around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after a natural gas line in that area was struck and broken during an excavator dig.

Roselle Park Fire On Scene of a Gas Line Strike Friday Morning

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The Roselle Park Fire Dept. was called to Madison and Bender Avenues after it was reported that a gas line was struck by a contractor at approximately 9::05 a.m. Friday morning, according to a report from the Breaking News Network (BNN).

Moab natural gas pipeline shut down, operator fined $100K after investigation by Utah Division of Public Utilities

Chris Parker, Director of the Utah Division of Public Utilities, announced that a Division investigation resulted in a Hazardous Facility Order issued against Pacific Energy & Mining (PEMC) April 10, 2019 by the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC).

Gas leak leads to temporary evacuation

Part of a southeast London neighbourhood was temporarily evacuated after a gas line was accidentally severed Tuesday.

Road reopened after worker hits gas line in Dorchester County

ST. GEORGE, S.C. (April 16, 2019) – Classic Contractor, a SCE&G subcontractor, accidentally struck a natural gas line in Harleyville. SCE&G was on-scene working to stop and repair the leak. The gas leak has been repaired.

Gas line break prompts evacuation of Cross Pointe Centre in Fayetteville

A crew apparently ruptured a gas line at Cross Pointe Centre strip shopping center in Fayetteville Saturday afternoon, prompting an evacuation of several stores.

UPDATE: Gas line break near St. Augustine Cathedral

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) – Southwest Gas and the Tucson Fire Department responded to a broken gas line near St. Augustine Cathedral this morning.

Contractor hits gas line at Holy Trinity

Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter said a contractor, Riley Armstrong, hit a 2-inch gas main between the school and the partially-constructed church around 1:15 p.m. Some kids were outside at recess, and were sent inside as a precaution, but there was no need to evacuate the school, Hergenreter said

Many contractors linked to location of Durham blast; one man in critical condition

— The search for a source of the gas line cut that led to a deadly explosion in Durham leads to a complicated chain of companies and contractors, all involved in installing fiber lines outside of the Prescient Building.

911 calls outline time between gas line struck, explosion in downtown Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The 911 calls released Friday help depict the moments between when the gas line was struck in downtown Durham and when it caused an explosion.

Cross Pointe Centre shops reopen after gas leak evacuation

Shoppers and employees were evacuated from Cross Pointe Centre on Morganton Road Saturday afternoon after a construction crew struck a gas line under the parking lot, fire officials said.

Construction crew hits gas line in downtown Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – No injuries were reported after a construction crew struck a gas line in downtown Nashville on Thursday morning.

How Asheville can avoid accidents like Durham natural gas explosion

Just an inch off the mark can mean the difference between life and death.

Contractor Hits Gas Line In Bartlesville

BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma – Oklahoma Natural Gas is working to restore a gas line break along Adams Boulevard near Sooner Park Dr. in Bartlesville.

TDOT drillers hit fuel pipeline near Nashville airport, causing spill but no delays

Road workers damaged a fuel pipeline near Nashville International Airport on Tuesday, a spokesperson said.

Crews respond to broken gas line in Simi Valley

Ventura County Fire Department crews responded to a report of a broken natural gas line Wednesday morning in Simi Valley.

1 Dead, 17 Injured in North Carolina Explosion After Contractor Strikes Gas Line: Police

(DURHAM, N.C.) — North Carolina firefighters responding to a gas leak were evacuating people from a building Wednesday morning when it exploded, killing one and injuring more than a dozen others, officials said.

Construction crew causes major gas leak near Belmont University, prompts evacuations

UPDATE: The all clear was after a construction crew caused a major gas leak near Belmont University on Tuesday morning. April 6 incident involving a damaged natural gas line in Bayside.

AFD responds to damaged gas line

The Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) is reminding residents to “call before you dig” after a April 6 incident involving a damaged natural gas line in Bayside.

Mon. 9:57 a.m.: Gas leak close Folsom Street in Champion

CHAMPION — A gas line was hit by a construction crew near the corner of Folsom Street and Fairgreen Avenue at 9:23 a.m. today, which has caused the township to close Folsom Street, according to Trumbull County 911.

Gas line hit on Sioux City’s Westside

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Authorities are working to contain a gas leak on Sioux City’s Westside.

Folsom Street in Champion closed after workers hit gas line

CHAMPION — Folsom Street off of Mahoning Avenue and across from Kent State University at Trumbull is closed to vehicle traffic after construction workers hit a natural gas line, the Trumbull County 911 Center reports.

Construction in busy Wildlight area halted briefly after gas line nicked

Evacuation ordered after gas line struck by crew in Yulee neighborhood

Dublin closed in Colorado Springs after gas line was struck

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A busy street in Colorado Springs was closed down during rush hour on Monday.

Route 512 closed after natural gas line is struck

A natural gas line was struck Saturday morning, forcing the closure of Route 512 north of Route 22 in Northampton County, a 911 dispatch supervisor said.

Gas Line Ruptured By Construction Crew

A construction crew ruptured a half-inch plastic gas line on Hamilton Avenue in Novato, prompting a shelter in place early Thursday afternoon.

Buildings briefly evacuated at University of Toronto Schools after gas line struck

The leak began after the line was struck by construction equipment, police said. It has since been capped and the gas has dissipated.

4-inch natural gas line hit by construction crews on Highland Drive

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Unified Fire crews are on scene of a natural gas leak on Highland Drive in Salt Lake City Wednesday afternoon.

Second gas line hit in Excelsior

The Excelsior Springs Police Department reports of another gas line hit on Tracy Avenue.

Fire crews respond after gas line break in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Crews in Huntersville worked on a break on a gas line Wednesday night. it happened near the intersection of Statesville Road and Stumptown Road.

Much of downtown Hershey evacuated after construction crews strike gas line

Several blocks of downtown Hershey were evacuated Thursday as police, fire and utility crews investigated a natural gas leak.

Gas Line Severed at Viking Coke

(KNSI) – Nobody was hurt after a gas line was severed at Viking Coke Monday morning.