Gas leak forces city to shut off service on South Frontage Road by outlets, Miss. 27 area

Published 2:50 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2019

City gas department workers are in the process of restoring service after repairing a broken line on South Frontage Road by the Outlets at Vicksburg Tuesday afternoon.

Water and gas supervisor Dane Lovell said the break occurred about 11:30 a.m. when a contractor boring to install a telephone cable punctured a service line near Cracker Barrel.

He said the incident forced the city to shut off gas service to about 100 customers along South Frontage Road east from the outlets mall, East Clay Street, U.S. 80, Mississippi 27 and Paxton Road, including Warren Central High School and Hinds Community College.

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Lovell said about 2 p.m. the problem was repaired and crews were pressure testing the line. He said service was expected to be restored shortly.


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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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