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Crews respond to well blowout Wednesday in Vermilion Parish

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Posted at 8:37 AM, Feb 17, 2022

Crews responded Wednesday to a well blowout in Vermilion Parish north of Erath.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's spokesperson Eddie Langlinais confirmed that the incident happened on February 16 off of Durphy Road east of LA 339.

Louisiana State Police HazMat was contacted and responded to the scene.

According to State Police Troop I, a pipeline pressure relief valve malfunctioned and stayed open on a natural gas line.

The line was manually shut off and the valve was replaced by responding crews.

There were no injuries and no fire reported at the scene. The area was cleared within an hour, according to State Police.

The well is owned by TC Energy out of Charleston, West Virginia.

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