Gas Leak Slows Water Line Work on 3rd Street

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Published on October 10 2013 3:06 pm
Last Updated on October 10 2013 3:06 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

(A CREW FROM THE CONTRACTOR WORKING ON WATER LINE REPLACEMENT ALONG 3RD STREET IN EFFINGHAM IS ON HOLD WHILE AN AMEREN CREW MAKES REPAIRS AFTER A NATURAL GAS MAIN WAS CUT THURSDAY MORNING)

A small natural gas leak occurred in the central part of Effingham Thursday morning.

Effingham Fire Department Shift Commander Jim Charters said a contractor working on a water line replacement project along 3rd Street between Fayette Avenue and the CSX Railroad struck a gas line, resulting in the leak.

No evacuations were necessary and an Ameren crew arrived shortly after the incident to repair the line.