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Ruptured Gas Line Prompts Evacuation, Mariner Blvd Shut Down

SPRING HILL – A Hazmat Response Team is on the scene at Mariner Blvd and Marquette Street, after construction workers ruptured a natural gas line.

According to sources, four nearby residences have been evacuated as a precaution at this time.

Mariner Blvd is closed in both directions at Linden Drive and Addison Street.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.

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  • Just was called out of work from Walgreens due to another gas leak in front of the store on northcliff and mariner 10 mins ago

    Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:59 am
  • As of 11 p.m. the area was stilled closed.

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 11:21 pm
  • And one more thing, do any of you realize how much stuff is under the ground.There are sewer lines, water lines , phone lines, fiber optic lines, cable wires gas lines and even electric wires buried all within a a few inches of one another. It’s surprising to me it doesn’t happen more often.

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 9:56 pm
  • Anyone complaining about it not being flagged has obviously never had a probe in their hand before. Trust me it is a bitch. It’s hard work even though gas lines have tracer wires. Stuff happens Mr. Perfect.

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 9:52 pm
  • Is mariner reopened?

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 9:35 pm
  • A gas leak is better than a death for sure. Area was flagged but you know how reliable it can be if left overbnight. Kids think it funny to move them around.

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:43 pm
  • what happen to getting the area flagged before you dig.Who is going to pay for the cleanup and the fix.

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 2:53 pm
    • OR… I’m going out on a limb and saying they hit it on accident even knowing it was there because happens.

      Saturday, 24 June 2017, 3:09 pm
    • It is flagged and painted

      Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:49 pm
    • That’s why these contractors carry the insurance they do. Underground boring has been around for a while now and I had the opportunity to work with a boring crew on a couple of projects about 20 years ago. It is by no means an exact science and takes a very skilled crew to accurately do the bore without any incidents and even then all it takes is an unknown obstruction in the projected path to send the bore tip in a different direction faster than you can back the plunger off. I have personally seen the bore tip come up through a driveway less than 3 feet from a good read. S**t happens and it is all part of the game and believe me, nobody involved likes it but again, that is why these contractors carry insurance to cover these types of incidents. Unfortunately, most of the time the public only hears about what goes wrong as in this case and not the miles and miles of underground borings that are successfully done every day. Fix the gas line, recheck your equipment, make sure your crew’s heads are in the right frame of mind and get back to work guys because there are a lot of people who are depending on you guys doing your job successfully whether they know it or not.

      Saturday, 24 June 2017, 10:27 pm
  • Should have left the trees alone. Oh yes, Hernando county self serving commissioners.

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 2:16 pm
    • Carole, this incident and project for that matter, have absolutely nothing to do with trees and our “self serving Commissioners”, as you called them actually saved the taxpayers a whole bunch of money by having the project done by boring rather than trenching because trenching work in Florida with our soil make up, is a VERY risky, dangerous and therefore a very, very expensive proposition to do it right.

      Many a men have died in Florida and other like areas because of trenching incidents related to unstable ground environment and other mostly preventable causes. Underground boring is a much safer and less expensive alternative by far.

      Never mind the inconveniences of having to re-route traffic around the trenching across roads that could take days or even weeks to put back into their pre-construction state and we already know how people would feel about that lol.

      Saturday, 24 June 2017, 11:00 pm

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