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Carlinville Gas Leak

Carlinville residents on Tuesday afternoon were informed via telephone of an emergency situation concerning a gas leak in the North University Street area and the announcement warned residents to avoid the area on North University from near Heritage Manor ot Cisco Steel.

The Carlinville Fire Department was dispatched to the scene as a precaution and to help with traffic control.

According to Ameren Spokesperson Leigh Morris, the incident started at 2:30pm on Tuesday when a private entity was digging in the area and struck a gas line causing a leak to develop.

Ameren crews were dispatched to the scene and the leak was contained with no gas entering area buildings. Three gas customers did experience an interruption to their gas service while the repairs were made.

Leigh added the entire incident was handled without any injury or serious threat to public safety.