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Gas leak diverts traffic on Uinta

Two businesses evacuated


December 6, 2017

Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Around noon last Thursday, traffic on Uinta Drive was diverted and two businesses were evacuated after a contractor hit a gas line.

According to Darren Shepherd, Dominion Energy Wyoming spokesman, a contractor completing work near two businesses hit a one-way feed, 2-inch plastic gas line.

Those two businesses were Edward Jones and Dimensions Beauty Salon.

"Gas is lighter than air and so it rises and dissipates," Shepherd said.

Unfortunately, in this case the wind was blowing the gas right across a busy street.

Mike Nomis, Green River Fire Department chief, said the incident happened aroun...

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