SPRINGFIELD — A gas line that was struck leading to a “high pressure” gas leak in Springfield has been clamped.
Contractors with the City of Springfield were trying to work on a water line when a two-inch high-pressure line was struck in the area of E. Cassilly and Olive streets Monday afternoon. Crews arriving on scene then blocked traffic for a block in each direction, said Springfield Battalion Chief Jeremy Linn.
Columbia Gas crews were able to pinch off the pipe on either side of the leak, and will now repair the pipe before unclamping it.
“It sounded like a jet engine when we got here,” Linn said. As crews started working on the leak, it became quieter.
No one was hurt.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Columbia Gas crews struck the gas line. This story has been updated to say contractors with the City of Springfield struck the line.
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