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Bridgeport gas line nicked, repairs happened quickly

September 26, 2018

BRIDGEPORT — There was a minor gas line rupture in the city Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

City spokesman Av Harris said the gas line to a house in the 200 block of Myrtle Avenue was nicked by construction workers around 2:30 p.m.

“The fire department went out there and crimped the line to stop the leak,” Harris said.

Firefighters were able to temporarily stop the leak while the gas company responded to the area. And, around 3:45 p.m., Harris said the gas company was on scene making the necessary repairs.

When crews or residents have planned work, they’re encouraged to “Call Before You Dig.” In Connecticut, residents can call 811 and a representative will be sent to the dig sit to mark the approximate areas of underground lines with flags, paint or both.

More information on the service can be found at https://www.cbyd.com/.

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