Gas line break closes street in Edwards for two hours |

Gas line break closes street in Edwards for two hours

Firefighter Dan Keith has the only evacuation in his arms, a dog, from Monday afternoon's gas line leak. The leak closed part of Edwards Boulevard.
Eagle River Fire Protection District |

EDWARDS — A construction crew hit a residential gas line, closing a street through a Homestead neighborhood Monday afternoon for two hours.

The roads were reopened by 4 p.m.

Ewing Construction is building a home in that neighborhood, and a crew doing some excavation snapped a 3-inch line, said Tracy LeClair, public information office for the Eagle River Fire Protection District.

The gas leak closed a few blocks of Edwards Boulevard from Homestead to Meile Lane.

Parents with children in Edwards Elementary School were asked to take U.S. Highway 6 to Lake Creek Road to access the school.

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The break happened about 2 p.m. Monday, not long before classes ended for the day at Edwards Elementary.

Source Gas said it will be an “extended period of time” before the line is repaired, LeClair said.

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