Work near Route K punctures line, around 150 customers lose gas

2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago August 22, 2014 Aug 22, 2014 Friday, August 22 2014 Friday, August 22, 2014 1:59:00 PM CDT in News
By: Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A representative from Ameren Missouri told KOMU 8 News Friday afternoon that workers near Route K punctured a gas line, leaving about 150 customers without gas. 

Bryan Daniels, spokesman for Ameren, said the incident happened around 1 p.m. Friday at 5541 Route K and the gas outages were in that neighborhood and the surrounding area.

Daniels said workers shut the gas off, adding that repairs should be complete within a couple hours. 

"Safety of our customers and personnel is of utmost concern," said Daniels. "We are working as safely and quickly as possible."

Daniels said there haven't been any evacuations. 

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