Broken gas line causes road closures, evacuations - Tucson News Now

Broken gas line causes road closures, evacuations

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A gas-line break resulted in a partial street closure on Tucson's east side Monday morning.

Tucson Fire responded and controlled the gas leak, but westbound traffic on East Broadway Boulevard near Craycroft Road was shut down during the repairs.

Libby Howell from Southwest Gas says the broken line is a service line, not a main line, so it affected only one customer.

Howell says it repair work could last into mid-afternoon.

The line was hit by a landscaping crew. 

Construction workers in the immediate area were evacuated.

A total of 28 firefighters were dispatched to help evacuate, monitor the air, and assist in securing the line break.

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