S'port crews hit, break natural gas line

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – City crews working with a backhoe in the 1700 block of Bayou Drive in the Dixie Garden area of Shreveport hit and broke a main natural gas line.

The break happened just after 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Authorities have not said what the crews were doing in the area at the time.

Authorities did briefly evacuate five homes in the immediate area of the gas line break, but most of the people in the area were not home when the break happened. Authorities did keep people from coming into the area until the leak was fixed.

Centerpoint Energy workers said the break would be fixed before noon.

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