Break in Gas Line Brings out EMA Team

| November 6, 2014

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BERRIEN COUNTY — Residents near the Berrien/Lowndes County Line were affected by a break in a gas line Thursday morning.

A buried gas line was reportedly struck by a piece of heavy equipment near the Berrien/Lowndes County line Thursday.  Emergency Management responders from Berrien, Lanier and Lowndes County were called to the scene to evaluate the situation.  The leak has been repaired and rendered safe in Berrien County, according to authorities on the scene.

A crew from Southern Gas Lines shut off the valve, and then fixed the break in the pipe.

Berrien County Sheriff Anthony Heath told WALB that 40-50 people were evacuated from their homes for a short time, and no one was hurt in the situation.

The incident occurred in the area of Cat Creek Road and South Bradford Road.

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  1. Sandra Slack says:

    If the proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline had been punctured, it would have been catastrophic for the machine operator and the families in that community. There is a safer, less intrusive path for the pipeline and that would be to co-locate it with the existing pipeline than is in the Gulf of Mexico. Sabal Trail, FPL and Spectra Energy have been resistant to this alternate route even though it is the preferred route by many others. Please attend the Lowndes County Commissioners Meeting on November 11th at 5:30 pm at the Administrative Building. If we can fill the room, we can convince Bill Slaughter and the other commissioners to pass a resolution similar to those by the Doughtery County commissioners and Albany City council. Albany resoundingly declared that the Sabal Trail Pipeline is not wanted in their county. Lowndes county citizens and property owners agree, we don’t want this either. It comes too close to our Clyattville Elementary School, homes and businesses. If we don’t stop this now, South Georgia will become a pipeline corridor. Help us fight this before it begins, who knows, you may be the next target for a pipeline if we do not stop this NOW!! Our children & our future are at risk and only if we come together can we stop this threat on our way of life. Hope to see you Nov 11th and let our voices be heard!