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DES MOINES — Two Siouxland contractors have agreed to pay civil penalties for damaging underground utility lines and violating Iowa’s One Call law.

On Thursday afternoon construction crew for SB County Fire broke a 12 inch gas pipeline while cutting a road near the old Vista Del Mar school at Gaviota.

On Thursday afternoon construction crew for SB County Fire broke a 12 inch gas pipeline while cutting a road near the old Vista Del Mar school at Gaviota.

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) — A work crew in Martinsville hit a gas line, causing it to rupture and catch fire.

A crew trying to repair a water main break in Crescent Township struck a gas line during the process.

BERLIN, CT (WFSB) — Crews in Berlin are responding to an active gas leak in the area of Glendale and Farmington avenues.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A medical building at 157 Point Street in Providence was briefly evacuated Saturday afternoon after work crews struck a gas line, according to fire officials.

DES MOINES — Two Siouxland contractors have agreed to pay civil penalties for damaging underground utility lines and violating Iowa’s One Call law.

The City of Duquesne Police Department posted to Facebook saying that the gas line was struck at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

GAS LINE DAMAGES CAUSING CONCERN IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY

Columbia Gas says an entire busy street was closed because a contractor on Beaumont Centre Parkway hit a gas line.

4 Homes Evacuated, Roads Closed Due to Gas Leak in Mountain View

A gas leak in Mountain View Thursday morning prompted evacuations and road closures in the neighborhood while fire crews worked fast to make sure the natural gas wasn’t pooling in certain areas or traveling underground.

Construction crew hits gas line near MU campus

Crews with Ameren Missouri responded to a gas leak near the University of Missouri campus Wednesday afternoon.

Evacuations from broken Alcoa gas line lifted, service restoration in progress

A broken gas line in Alcoa on Wednesday forced the evacuation of 10 people just north of Alcoa Intermediate and elementary schools.

Fire crews deal with gas line hit in Oak Bay

Oak Bay firefighters were called to a residential gas line struck on Oliver Street in Oak Bay Monday morning.

Gas line hit near Jefferson City auto shop

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Jefferson City Fire Department and Ameren crews responded to Dunklin Street on Tuesday morning after a gas line was hit by a construction crew.

Broken gas line results in 20 people evacuated in Sidney

People evacuated for 40 minutes while specialists made gas line safe

Fire crews deal with gas line hit in Oak Bay

Oak Bay firefighters were called to a residential gas line struck on Oliver Street in Oak Bay Monday morning.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A residential building was evacuated on Monday morning due to a nearby gas leak in Broomfield, according to firefighters.

Two houses in Torrington were evacuated as a precaution after a utility crew nicked a gas line at Mortimer and Arthur streets.

Gas leak in Broomfield near Uptown Avenue and Parkland Street forces evacuations

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A residential building was evacuated on Monday morning due to a nearby gas leak in Broomfield, according to firefighters.

PFR: Trench rescue team at NE Portland gas line break

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland Fire & Rescue trench rescue team was sent to Northeast Portland after a gas problem was discovered.

Gas leak impacts busiest ER in Georgia; ambulances rerouted, patients relocated

COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Atlanta Gas Light crews worked late Wednesday night to repair a gas main break next to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.

Cut gas line in Meridian slows traffic

A cut gas line slowed traffic in Meridian on Wednesday, in the area of South Locust Grove and Overland roads.

Power outage after crew hits gas line

CLIFTON, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Xcel crews are working to restore power after an outage happened Wednesday morning.

Natural gas leak forces nearly 250 people to evacuate in Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — A natural gas leak evacuated nearly 250 people and five businesses in downtown Wake Forest Tuesday morning.

Gas Leaks into Sewer System in High Point After Work Crew Hits Gas Line

Police say the situation could have been worse if the break happened on the other side of the road where there’s a larger gas line.

PG&E: A contractor struck a Napa County gas line every other week in 2018

Contractors struck gas lines 23 times in Napa County last year, or roughly once every other week, according to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Work Crews Rupture Gas Line In High Point Causing Evacuations

High Point Police say a gas leak got into the sewer system Tuesday night. Police said crews were digging in the area of North Main Street when the line was hit.

Road Reopens After Ruptured Gas Line In Fairfield: UPDATE

UPDATE: Fairfield Beach Road has reopened. Southern Connecticut Gas will be remaining on the scene to make additional repairs, according to the fire department.

Update: Most evacuated West Monroe residents being allowed back home after gas line cut

WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Update: 4:25 p.m. – Authorities say that most residents who were evacuated are being allowed back home.  Residents who live on Apple Street are NOT being allowed back home at this time.

Punctured gas line leads to evacuations in Esquimalt

A gas leak has prompted the evacuation of homes near an under-construction sewage treatment plant in Esquimalt.

Gas leak in Kalispell forces some residents to evacuate

An excavator accidentally cut a gas line in a Kalispell neighborhood on Corporate Drive Thursday morning.

Gas leak briefly closes mall, streets in St. Johns

ST. JOHNS — Two major streets in St. Johns were closed Friday morning due to a gas leak in the area.

Gas leak briefly closes mall, streets in St. Johns

ST. JOHNS — Two major streets in St. Johns were closed Friday morning due to a gas leak in the area.

State investigating two companies in Durham explosion

 — Two companies are under investigation by the state Department of Labor in connection with a fatal gas explosion in Durham two weeks ago.

Emergency Crews Handling ‘Major Gas Leak’ At University Of Delaware

NEWARK, Del. (CBS) — Emergency crews are handling a “major gas leak” at the University of Delaware. University of Delaware Police say the gas leak is in the area of the STAR campus, and the Chemours Building and the Whiting Turner trailers have been evacuated.

4 homes evacuated following gas line rupture in Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Four homes were evacuated due to a gas leak Wednesday afternoon in downtown Suffolk.

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.

3 buildings temporarily evacuated after construction workers strike gas line in Staten Island: FDNY

ARROCHAR, Staten Island — Three buildings were evacuated after construction workers struck a gas line in Staten Island Thursday morning, fire officials said.

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.