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August 4th, 2009:

Mowing Crew Breaks Gas Line

American Energy Coalition - August 4th, 2009

A mowing crew broke a 4-inch high-pressure natural gas line Tuesday near Coteau, La., closing part of Louisiana Highway 88 and prompting a small evacuation in the Coteau area, according to an Associated Press account. Iberia Parish Sheriff's Capt. Wendell Raborn said a few businesses and perhaps a dozen residents were evacuated for about two-and-a-half hours. A mowing crew was using a side-mounted arm on their rotary cutter to cut high grass on the sloping side of a small canal, and high grass hid the exposed gas line, he said.

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