Downtown street reopens after gas leak

October 4, 2013 

The 1100 block of Lady Street was closed this morning after a gas line ruptured.

BRICK LEWIS/COLUMBIA FIRE DEPT.

— The 1100 block of Lady Street in downtown Columbia has reopened following a leak in a natural gas line, city firefighters spokesman Brick Lewis says.

The leak occurred about 8:30 a.m. Friday, officials said. No injuries were reported. The street was reopened within two hours.

Lewis said the rupture was caused by the weight of a flatbed truck making a delivery running over a natural gas junction box underneath the sidewalk at 1125 Lady St.

It was the second rupture downtown in nine days. This time, it occurred during the morning rush hour for many commuters.

Staff reports

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