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ONG continues to investigate midtown gas line rupture

Posted at 6:15 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 19:15:53-05

Oklahoma Natural Gas said on Monday that it continues to investigate the cause of Thursday afternoon's gas line rupture in midtown Tulsa.

Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion at the time of the rupture, which took place near a road construction site. The 21st and Memorial has been under construction for arterial street projects.

The incident caused an hours-long evacuation in the surrounding area. It also knocked out power for about 2,100 PSO customers, and tens of thousands of people were without natural gas so crews could work safely.

"The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority, along with the integrity of our system," ONG spokesperson Cherokee Ballard said in a statement Monday. " We utilized additional resources from across Oklahoma to assist with system repairs, and to make contact with customers who were impacted. We have performed repairs and safety checks on our system and have found no other concerns. The re-light process is underway, however, customers must be present for us to restore their service."

If you still are without natural gas service, call ONG at 1-800-664-5463 for reconnection.

If you smell gas, leave the area immediately, then call 911 and the ONG emergency line at 1-800-458-4251.

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