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Gas line ruptured at Ben Jordan Street and Sam Houston Drive

By Victoria Advocate
July 20, 2011 at 2:20 a.m.


A construction crew excavating the road at the intersection of Sam Houston Drive and Ben Jordan struck a 2-inch gas line Wednesday morning.

The Victoria Fire Department secured the area and evacuated the Culligan Water building at the intersection in response to a call at 9:58 a.m., according to Victoria Fire Department Battalion Chief Roger Hempel.

The intersection was closed for about one hour while the area was evacuated and Center Point Engery capped off the leak, Hempel said.

Hempel added that there were no injuries as a result of the ruptured gas line, but Center Point Energy will be investigating why two of their gas lines were struck in a two-day period.

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