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Truck hits gas line, caused temporary gas leak in Petal community

A truck driven by a clean-up crew hit a gas line on the side of the road in the area of 95...
A truck driven by a clean-up crew hit a gas line on the side of the road in the area of 95 Idell Circle in Petal.(WDAM)
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 11:27 AM CDT
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PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - The gas line that was hit near the Carterville community has been shut off.

According to Fire Chief Joe Hendry, Centerpoint has shut off the gas valve to make repairs to the line.

According to Battalion Chief Carlton Sims, a truck hit a gas line on the side of the road in the area of 95 Idell Circle in Petal. The people in the truck were cleaning up in the area and accidentally backed up on the line.

The Petal Fire Department put a temporary plug on the leak and waited for the Centerpoint to cut off the gas.

Hendry said that the gas line had gas but was not supplying a residence. He also said that no residents were asked to leave their homes due to the gas leak.

This story will be updated when more information is provided.

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