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Traffic back to normal after ruptured gas line forced closures

A ruptured gas leak in Hattiesburg  delayed traffic for a couple of hours Saturday morning. (Photo source: WDAM News) A ruptured gas leak in Hattiesburg delayed traffic for a couple of hours Saturday morning. (Photo source: WDAM News)
A gas line in Hattiesburg ruptured near the Mississippi Power Pine Belt Division office on Highway 42. (Photo source: WDAM News) A gas line in Hattiesburg ruptured near the Mississippi Power Pine Belt Division office on Highway 42. (Photo source: WDAM News)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) -

Traffic is moving again after a gas leak on Highway 42 in Hattiesburg forced the police department to block off both lanes. 

A maintenance crew severed a Wilmut Gas natural gas line while replacing a storm drain in front of Jerry's automotive. 

There were no reported injuries.

The street was blocked between Music Row and Cahal street.

Service has also been cut to about 30 gas customers and Mississippi Power had to cut power to adjacent businesses as a safety precaution. 

No evacuations were necessary.

Wilmut expected to shut the gas line for four to six hours, but the repair only lasted around two hours.

While some delays may still be experienced, Mississippi Department of Transportation says lanes are open and traffic is moving.

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