Street Closure Due to Gas Line Accident Extended Through the Weekend

(Gillette, Wyo.) Monday afternoon contractors were cutting through concrete behind Napa Auto Parts and accidentally severed a natural gas line underneath 1st street. Campbell County Fire responded and was able to get the line capped off a couple of hours later. But the gas line still needs to be replaced, and the street needs to be patched up, after workers had to break up more of the concrete in order to get to the cut line. The repairs were estimated by the city to take approximately 48 hours, during which time the stretch of 1st street between Emerson and Carey Avenues would be closed. But One Call of Wyoming says they need to investigate, and do not prioritize the situation as an emergency. So 1st street will continue be closed until at least Saturday, the 12th. Black Hills Energy (which now owns Source Gas) will be repairing the gas line and the contractors will be repairing the street for the City. #county17 #news