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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.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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