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Centerpoint Respond to the Scene of a Major Gas Leak on Johnston Street

Construction crews working on the roadway accidentally hit a 3” high pressure natural gas line while digging.

Posted: Apr 7, 2021 11:43 AM
Updated: Apr 7, 2021 3:47 PM

UPDATE 4/7/2021 3:45PM - The natural gas leak located in the 6800 block of Johnson Street has been repaired. The south bound lanes on Johnston Street have been reopened.


Lafayette  - Lafayette Fire Department responded to a major gas leak in the 6800 block of Johnston Street around 9:50 a.m. this morning. Construction crews working on the roadway accidentally hit a 3” high pressure natural gas line while digging. Lafayette Fire Hazmat team is on the scene assessing the situation. There are no evacuations at this time. Lafayette Police has closed off Johnston Street between Aqueduct Drive and West Broussard Road. Traffic has been diverted. For more information on the traffic diversion, please contact Lafayette Police Department.

CenterPoint Energy is on the scene working to repair the broken line. According to technicians, the repairs will take at least 4 hours. First responders will remain on scene until the incident is resolved.

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