Residents evacuated due to ruptured gas line near 668 Philadelphia Road

Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 5:57 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2020 at 10:05 PM CDT
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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office says that residents around 668 Philadelphia Road were evacuated after a vehicular accident caused a gas line rupture.

RPSO says around 5:15 pm, an 18 wheeler left the roadway, crashed, and ruptured the main gas line in the area. According to deputies on the scene, the tractor-trailer snagged a power line while traveling on the road going toward HWY 28 East. This, in turn, snapped two poles which traveled approximately 50 yards and struck a gas transfer station and started a small fire. The fire was contained by firefighters. No injuries were reported.

RPSO says the gas leak was capped after 8 p.m. Around 10 p.m., power was restored and the roadway was opened back up, allowing citizens to return home.

RPSO would like to thank Holiday Village and Ruby-Kolin Fire Departments, Louisiana State Police, ATMOS Energy, Tennessee Gas, CLECO, Solscapes, and everyone else who assisted in this incident.

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