Hermiston neighborhood evacuated after homeowner strikes gas line

Hermiston neighborhood evacuated after homeowner strikes gas line

East Oregonian

The neighborhood of Southwest Ninth Place and Duane Avenue in Hermiston was evacuated Thursday afternoon for a ruptured gas line.

Troy Stolz, who lives on Ninth Place, said he was using a shovel to dig up a leaky water line when he struck a natural gas line instead.

“Just one stab of the shovel and out it came,” he said…(Read the full story)

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