Mowing accident causes natural gas leak in Warren County

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 8:52 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 8:53 PM CDT
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WARREN CO., Miss. (WLBT) - Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says a private contractor cutting grass with a bush hog along Highway 61 clipped a gas line causing a gas leak on Monday night.

Authorities say there were no evacuations, but the sheriff says a quarter mile of the northbound lane of Highway 61 was shut down and turned into two lanes of traffic while emergency crews repaired the gas line.

According to Sheriff Pace, it happened north of the Yokena Community, just after 6 p.m., and it was capped at 7:40 p.m. Authorities say Highway 61 is now open and clear.

Sheriff Pace says the city of Port Gibson owns the natural gas line.

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