Report of a gas line broken by a backhoe operator on NE Lake near Voyager. The backhoe operator punctured the line from the gas main to a house, so it’s the smaller line of the two. But conversations among firefighters indicate that the line is making a lot of noise which means gas is escaping with an ever present danger of a fire or explosion if the gas pools to any great extent. People are advised to stay out of the area until the gas company can arrive on scene and shut off the gas.
The backhoe operator is part of a road construction crew.
Natural gas crews have crimped off the line. Fixed for now. Repairs to follow.