Residents: Gas line break sounded like earthquake

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Posted: Feb 13, 2012 3:10 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Feb 13, 2012 3:10 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Gas, Line, Break, Earthquake, pride, east, baton, roue, Parish

PRIDE - A team of inspectors are trying to find out what caused a natural gas pipeline rupture this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The line break near Pride happened around 2:30 a.m. Emergency responders evacuated homes and closed roads within a mile of the rupture until the all-clear was given just after 5 a.m.

People who lived near the break said it was a rough start to their morning.

"It reminded me of a tornado or earthquake," said Alton Buhler. "I've gone through earthquakes before. It had the same rumbling sound."

Florida Gas Transmission Company, which owns the line, has seven days to file an incident report about the break with the state.

News 2's Mike Steele will have more details about the line break tonight at 6 p.m.

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