Monday, November 23, 2009

High Pressure Gas Main Break On Red Bush Lane

This Morning at about 9:00A.M. police fire and emergency rescue vehicles responded en-masse to a broken high pressure gas main on Red Bush Lane in Milford.

The main broke when local contractors were digging in the street in order to attempt a sewer connection to a home. The digging resulted in no reported injuries or fires.

As of about 10:00 A.M. this morning, when I arrived on scene, the air was acrid with the tell tale oder of natural gas. A police officer on scene indicated that there was no immediate danger as the natural gas is not a danger once it hits the air.

Onlookers from the neighborhood were out surveying the repair, and no indication of any evacuation was ongoing or planned.

The local police department, was to remain on scene until about 1:00P.M. today, the time they expect the work to be completed. In the meanwhile traffic detours have been set up redirecting cars by way of Maxwell Drive and Westwood Drive.

Photo above taken this morning from the yellow line, indicates SCG Workers and emergency personell working next to a fire truck. Firemen rolled out their hoses to respond to any potential ignition of the gas."

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