February 13, 2018 11:04 AM
Members of the Edina Fire Department and CenterPoint Energy were at the scene of a gas line that had been struck in Edina early Tuesday morning.
According to the Edina Police Department, contractors accidentally struck the line while working in the area of 50th Street and France Avenue.
Early this morning, contractors accidentally hit a gas line while working on the Market Street project at 50th & France. The Edina Fire Department and CenterPoint Energy are on scene as crews work to repair the line.— Edina Police Dept (@EdinaPolice) February 13, 2018
Authorities said later Tuesday morning the line had been clamped and would be permanently repaired later in the day. Authorities said the area was safe and the majority of access to the area had been restored by 11 a.m.
Police advised checking with individual businesses in the immediate area, as some may remain closed throughout the day.
The area is safe and the majority of pedestrian and motor vehicle access has been restored, including access to the Center Ramp, which must be made from France Avenue to Market Street (not Halifax Street to Market Street). A small portion of Market Street remains closed.— Edina Police Dept (@EdinaPolice) February 13, 2018
The area highlighted in yellow has been closed off until further notice. CenterPoint Energy crews are working as quickly as possible to repair the gas line, but currently there is no estimate as to when the work will be complete. pic.twitter.com/gmsyu6SeT6— Edina Police Dept (@EdinaPolice) February 13, 2018
Updated: February 13, 2018 11:04 AM
Created: February 13, 2018 07:30 AM
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