Hwy 80 reopens at Haslem St. after gas line struck

Hwy 80 reopens at Haslem St. after gas line struck
Source: Savannah Fire

GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WTOC) - Gas company crews have capped a damaged gas main near Highway 80 and Haslem Street after a day-long repair effort.

Savannah Fire Rescue cleared the area for reentry and the roadway was open to traffic around 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

At 10:11 a.m. Wednesday, Savannah Fire says it was dispatched to the corner of Highway 80 and Haslem Street, where a construction crew damaged a 4-inch gas main while drilling beneath the roadway. Firefighters established a safe zone in the area and nearby workers relocated while others sheltered in place.

Traffic was blocked on W. Highway 80 from SR 25 to Haslem Street in Garden City. Because of the depth of the damaged, repair work on the four-inch gas line went into the night. Savannah Fire remained at the scene for nearly 16-hours to monitor the air and stand by with firefighting gear until the line was capped around 2 a.m., according to Savannah Fire.

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