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Some lanes of W University reopen following ruptured gas line

Posted at 12:22 PM, Sep 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-03 19:35:27-04

Update 6:30 pm: Both lanes of W University Avenue south bound and one lane north bound are open following a gas leak.

That gas leak has been stopped and crews are working to repair the line.

Lafayette Hazmat and LFD responded to the 1700 block of University for a gas leak around 11:30 Friday morning. Atmos Energy was on scene checking into a customer complaint of a gas smell. While on scene, responders discovered a service line was leaking underground.

Electrical service in the area was temporarily shut off for safety precautions. Three homes in the vicinity of the gas line were evacuated as a precaution, a spokesperson for LCG said.

University was shut down between the intersection of N University Ave and Silkwood Street and N University and Southdown Place.

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