Construction crew punctures gas line
A construction crew laying fiber optic cable along Cherry Street on Thursday afternoon punctured a 4-inch gas line near Shannon Street.
The gas came out under pressure and was cut off around 1:30 p.m. City gas department crews removed the damaged part of the line and replaced it.
While the work continues to repair the line, the Vicksburg Police Department has blocked off Cherry Street near the repair site.
Cherry Street was reopened to traffic shortly after 3 p.m.
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