Main Gas Line Ruptured in Newnan

by Wes Mayer

alt


A portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Dodson Street was shut down to traffic Wednesday afternoon following an incident in which a construction worker ruptured an unmarked main gas line around Dodson Street.

Martin Luther King is currently closed between Price Street and Ball Street, said Newnan Fire Chief David Whitley.  Dodson Street is also closed from Martin Luther King to Octavia Place, but Ball Street is still open. Authorities with the Newnan Police Department and Fire Department are working to reroute traffic and evacuate people from the area.

Atlanta Gas Light company was called to the scene and arrived around 4:30 p.m., Whitley said. The gas company officials are digging around the pipe and estimate it may be an hour and a half to three hours before the gas can be shut off.

Whitley said the line was ruptured during the construction of the new Dollar General store at the intersection of Dodson Street and Martin Luther King. 

The Newnan Times-Herald will update this story as it develops.



More Local

Search warrants lead to coke busts

On Friday, authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office seized over 50 grams of cocaine while executing search warrants. At 6:3 ... Read More


Volunteers recall Katrina tour

In the wake of devastation, often one of the only things that can be counted on is the character of those who remain. When Major Tony Grant ... Read More


Authorities warn against latest Facebook scam

Several residents of Coweta have reported another scam – this time on Facebook. Brenda Brown Neil said someone using a fake profile co ... Read More


Grantville to switch to four-day work week

The Grantville City Council will keep the senior citizen center open five days a week even though city employees are moving to a four-day wo ... Read More


UPDATE: Robbery believed to be motive

Additional arrests made in Spice murder case

Three additional arrests have been made in the murder investigation of Kenneth Michael Spice, and authorities now believe that robbery was a ... Read More

Officials urge students to guard their cell phones

As students get settled back into a new school year, officials are urging them to keep a watchful eye on their technology. Since August 2014 ... Read More