Gas lines damaged while installing cables

Two minor gas leaks were fixed shortly after crews installing high speed internet and cable nicked service lines in a Greenwood subdivision. 

Crews working for Metronet, a high-speed internet company, hit gas lines in a subdivision near Curry Road on Friday, Metronet spokesman Steve Biggerstaff said.

One of the lines was marked and a worker digging around the area with a shovel struck it, Biggerstaff said. The other gas line was hit because it was not where the marking had located it, Biggerstaff said.

Neither posed any threat to the workers’ safety, and both leaks were sealed soon after the lines were struck, Biggerstaff said.

Metronet was ordered to stop work last year after crews had damaged residents’ properties and struck utility lines. After repairing properties and agreeing to certain guidelines, the city allowed the company to continue work to install new cable and Internet lines.

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Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2719.