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Construction crew ruptures natural gas line in W. Jordan

Published August 23, 2013 8:24 am

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A ruptured natural gas line led West Jordan police and firefighters to cordon off an area of 7800 South and Airport Road for more than an hour and a half on Friday morning.

By 9:40 a.m., the gas leak had been stopped and the road and a nearby business were reopened, fire officials said.

West Jordan Fire Chief Marc McElreath said the 8 a.m. incident apparently occurred when a construction crew struck a 1-inch gas line. A nearby Jiffy Lube shop was the only business evacuated as a precaution, but no injuries were reported.

McElreath said the danger was diminished due to a morning breeze dissipating the gas, and Questar crews had responded to repair the line.

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