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Gas Line Rupture Forces Evacuation, Road Closure, 3rd in Recent Weeks

SPRING HILL – Firefighters evacuated four homes and shut down portions of Elgin Blvd, after a utilities crew punctured a propane gas line.

Officials say the incident occurred just before 1:00 p.m. in front of a residence on Elgin Blvd between Mariner Blvd and Landover Blvd.

A Hazmat team responded to assist with the incident but officials say there were no injuries as a result of the leak.

AmeriGas crews were able to shut off the valve so that repairs could be made to the pipeline.Residents were allowed to return to their homes and the roadway reopened just after 2:00 p.m.

It is not known at this time if today’s leak was caused by the same company that caused the rupture of two previous gas lines last month.




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  • Thanks Chuck but nobody cares about the technical bs. Either way I’m glad the place didn’t blow up

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 5:44 pm
  • I had to travel around that mess twice today. Somebody needs to get their act together before we have a major catastrophe, due to plain negligence!

    Monday, 31 July 2017, 6:12 pm
  • They don’t know if it was the same company that ruptured two previous lines??? Who awards these contracts, anyway? Why isn’t this known? Something fishy going on around here. Time to hold those awarding the contracts accountable, before people are injured or killed, and property destroyed.

    Monday, 31 July 2017, 5:19 pm
  • Propane? Pipeline gas is generally Natural gas known as methane, Propane is usually delivered in compressed form in tanks or by truck. That’s what we comonly use in our BBQ grills.

    Propane is heavier than air so it will “sit” in a hole and methane is ligher that air and dissiaptes easily.

    Monday, 31 July 2017, 3:20 pm

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