Main Gas Line Ruptured in Newnan

by Wes Mayer

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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.



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