Equipment Snags Gas Main Causing Leak in Jasper

JASPER -- The gas is back on to a handful of Jasper residents today following a gas leak Monday near Jasper Lumber.

Officials with Jasper Gas & Water tell us Street Department crews were cleaning ditches in the area of 3rd Avenue when their equipment snagged the gas main, causing the leak.

A welder was brought in from Illinois to repair the broken main.

Less than a dozen customers were without gas for several hours Monday afternoon.

Areas impacted included homes and businesses along 3rd Avenue between Church Avenue and Meridian Road.