Broken Gas Line Shuts Down City Block For Short Time (PHOTOS)

The 500 block of Jackson Street closed to traffic for a short time this morning.

The 500 block of Jackson Street closed to traffic

A Jasper VFD truck outside the 514 restaurant. CLICK FOR LARGER VIEW

A Jasper VFD truck outside the 514 restaurant

JASPER (NNDC) – A broken gas line in the kitchen of a downtown Jasper restaurant was cause for some anxious moments Tuesday morning.

Shortly after 9:30, the Jasper fire department was called to the 514 restaurant in the 500 block of Jackson Street on the report of a gas line leak.

Fire chief Ken Hochgesang was first to arrive on scene.  He says a gas line on griddle in the kitchen had broken.

Hochgesang says the gas to the building was quickly shut off and  a contractor was immediately called to repair the line.

The incident did shut down traffic along Jackson Street between 6th and 5th streets for about a half-hour.

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