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Crews respond to gas leak at site of water main break in Colorado Springs

Emergency crews respond to gas leak at the scene of a water main break at Maizeland/Academy
Emergency crews respond to gas leak at the scene of a water main break at Maizeland/Academy(CSFD)
Published: Mar. 20, 2021 at 5:02 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Emergency crews in Colorado Springs say there is now a gas leak at the site of a water main break.

A spokesperson for Colorado Springs Utilities says the gas line was hit during repairs. A piece of asphalt fell off and hit it, which CSU says is not uncommon during this kind of work because of all the water.

Colorado Springs Police tweeted about the leak Saturday afternoon asking people to avoid the area. Crews are currently working to fix a water main break at N. Academy Blvd and Maizeland Rd.

CSPD says Colorado Springs Utilities is asking people to stay at least 100 feet back from the worksite. Several businesses in the area are without gas. There is no estimate for when it will be fixed.

The water main break was first reported Friday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. Video from the fire department shows water flooding the streets.

Both directions of N. Academy Blvd at Maizeland are closed. CSPD says the road will probably remain closed through the weekend.

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