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8/22/2014 8:08:00 AM
Gas line break briefly closes County Highway J
Six inch break occurred Monday when line was struck by backhoe
A road construction crew (left) continues to work as firefighters and police block off access by traffic to County Highway J late Monday morning.Dean Hall photograph

A road construction crew (left) continues to work as firefighters and police block off access by traffic to County Highway J late Monday morning.

Dean Hall photograph


Brian Jopek
Reporter


A stretch of County Highway J was closed down late Monday morning and into early that afternoon as authorities took safety precautions following the discovery of a gas leak. 

Wisconsin Public Service spokesperson Leah Van Zile said WPS crews were called in to find the leak, get it stopped and make repairs after a backhoe being used in the road construction there hit a six inch gas main on Hwy. J between Oak Street and U.S. Highway 51. 

“Gas was escaping from the pipe,” she said. “As a precaution, we did call the fire department and police department to block off the road and keep traffic from the area.”

Firefighters and police officers from Minocqua and Woodruff responded to the scene and at least one ambulance crew was called in to stand by. 

County Hwy. J was opened up to traffic by 2 p.m.

Van Zile said WPS personnel were able to get the pipe pinched off and the leak stopped. 

Repairs on the pipe were completed by late Monday afternoon.

Brian Jopek may be reached at bjopek@lakelandtimes.com.







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