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

Posted: Aug 22, 2014 2:59 PM by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 3:07 PM

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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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