Gas Pipeline Ruptures Near Douglas
Worries about a possible explosion caused authorities to close a highway in northeast Wyoming after a gas pipeline ruptured and began spewing gas on Tuesday, September 6th.
Converse County Sheriff Clint Becker says the buried line broke a few hundred yards east of Wyoming 59 about 13 miles north of Douglas.
Nobody was hurt.
Becker says the gas didn't catch fire or explode.
He says nobody was digging in the area so the cause isn't immediately apparent.
Becker says the highway was closed around 7 a.m. and reopened around 9:15 a.m. after workers purged gas from the line.