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Gas line rupture in Hamilton

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) --Roads in Hamilton were closed for over four hours as crews fixed a ruptured gas line Thursday afternoon.

Around 5:00pm, A private contractor was at the intersection of Zimmerman and Weller Avenues installing new plastic six inch gas lines near and older ductile eight inch medium pressure distribution main.

A strong odor of gas was in the area as Hamilton fire and City troubleshooters arrived on the scene.

The CSX rail lanes were closed for about four hours. Area sewers and homes were checked for the presence of natural gas. Luckily, none were found and no homes were evacuated.

The city of Hamilton Gas Utility department isolated the leak by shutting off several valves to stop the flow of gas which was reported to be at 30 pounds of pressure.

Only two businesses were affected by the gas shutoff.

The scene was cleared by almost 10:00pm this evening.

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