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Broken gas line forces closure of busy street

Source: Tulsa World Publication date: Feb 09, 2000

A natural gas leak closed off a two-mile stretch of one of Tulsa's busiest streets Tuesday.

Oklahoma Natural Gas crews worked for nearly five hours to repair a break in a medium-pressure gas main on the southwest corner of 61st Street and Memorial Drive.

The 4-inch line was broken near a valve, causing a substantial leak, said Roger Mitchell, a spokesman for ONG.

As a precaution, Memorial Drive traffic was blocked from about 3:30 p.m. until about 8:30 p.m. between 51st and 71st streets, causing significant backups during the evening rush hour.

Service outages were minimal because the natural gas system in the area consists of gas delivery from two lines, called two-way feed, Mitchell said.

About a dozen businesses, including Hooters, at 8108 E. 61st, and several offices in a nearby complex, lost service.

Mitchell said service to those businesses was expected to be restored by early Wednesday.

Publication date: Feb 09, 2000 ) 2000, NewsReal, Inc.


-- Carl Jenkins (, February 11, 2000



-- (, February 11, 2000.

Fascinating - Another broken natural gas line. What was the pollies answer for that? Crumbling infrastructure? Cold weather? Or a drunk hitting a pole down the street?

Pretty soon we'll need a Cray computer to keep track. Thanks Carl!

-- Guy Daley (, February 11, 2000.

This has happened in Tulsa before y2k.

-- helen (, February 11, 2000.

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