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BFD responds to gas line accidentally cut in west Batesville

A gas line cut by a construction crew yesterday in west Batesville presented the Batesville Fire Department with a volatile situation.

A crew from Batesville’s water construction department was attempting to clear obstructions in a sewer line between manholes around 12:45 Tuesday afternoon when a gas line to a Hawkins Street residence was cut, according to Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn. Six area houses were evacuated until crews from Centerpoint Energy determined there was no longer a danger.

After the gas line was repaired and the area made safe, the water department construction crew completed its work.

Listen to White River Now’s Gary B. visit with Chief Gleghorn about the incident below.


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