Crews shut off Huntsville gas leak; broken pipe repaired

Crews repairing the pipe.
Crews repairing the pipe.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A broken gas pipe that caused a gas leak in Huntsville has been repaired.

Huntsville Utilities crews spent nearly five hours fixing an underground cast-iron pipe that burst after midnight Friday.

It happened at a gas pressure regulating station on Coleman Street in the Five Points neighborhood.

Crews blocked a portion of the street between Rison Avenue and Halsey Avenue while repairs continued.

Surrounding residents reported a strong odor of natural gas following the leak. A crew member said any escaped gas dissipated quickly and did not pose health or safety risks in the neighborhood.

A portion of the pipe was shut down as crews fixed the line but homes near the station were not affected.

Crews are investigating what caused the underground line to break.

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