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East Vermilion Street back open following gas leak

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Posted at 2:21 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 16:07:41-04

East Vermilion Street is back open to traffic and the scene is clear according to the Lafayette Fire Department

Firefighters and the Hazmat Team were on the scene of a gas leak in the 600 block of East Vermilion Street on Tuesday afternoon.

The leak was quickly stopped, according to Alton Trahan, spokesperson for the Lafayette Fire Dept. Atmos Energy was on scene repair the pipe.

Trahan says that at 1:30 pm, firefighters were called out to a gas leak on East Vermilion Street. Employees with Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) were doing work and accidentally busted a small gas line, Trahan stated. Lafayette Hazmat Team responded and quickly stopped the leak until Atmos Energy arrives on the scene.

There were no injuries or evacuations.

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