Contractor's repairs cause gas leak in Munster

2014-03-04T18:55:00Z 2014-03-05T00:18:06Z Contractor's repairs cause gas leak in MunsterTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 04, 2014 6:55 pm  • 

MUNSTER | A contractor working underground struck a gas line Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of 30th Street and Jackson Avenue, officials said. 

Rick Calinski, public affairs manager for NIPSCO, said the gas leak happened about 3:15 p.m. There were no reported injuries as of late Tuesday afternoon.

The leak did not prompt any evacuations, but 23 customers temporarily lost gas in their homes, Calinski said. 

The gas line was shut off at 4:40 p.m., he said. NIPSCO crews completed repairs by 5:50 p.m.

Calinkski said crews continued to restore gas to all residents Tuesday evening.   

The gas leak prompted officials to temporarily close 30th Street between Monroe Avenue and Jackson Avenue. Munster police said officers placed temporary barricades on 30th Street between Broadmoor Avenue and Seberger Drive. 

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