Broken Gas Main Shuts Down Highway 95A, Old Chemstrand Area

October 18, 2018

A gas leak from a broken main closed the area around the intersection of Old Chemstrand Road and Highway 95A Thursday afternoon.

A backhoe reportedly struck a natural gas line near a railroad track just before 2 p.m. A cloud of gas was visibly leaking from the line. The leak was secured by Pensacola Energy about 2:40 p.m. and the roadway reopened.

CSX has halted all rail traffic in the area as a precaution due the leak.

Pictured above: A gas leak at Old Chemstrand Road and Highway 95A (photo by Hunter Kinnard). Pictured below: Workers repair the leak. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Broken Gas Main Shuts Down Highway 95A, Old Chemstrand Area”

  1. Whodroppedit on October 20th, 2018 8:11 am

    811 before you dig!! Couldn’t imagine not having secure spots on a gas main before digging beside a Rd. And if they did have spots maybe time for a new operator

  2. Brian on October 18th, 2018 5:31 pm

    Lucky. No locate marks, plus a fiber cable marker right next to them. Big bill coming from Pensacola Energy but could’ve been hurt pretty bad

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