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1 Alert
September 27, 2019 8:21 AM

South Lawrence Gas Leak

There is a confirmed level one gas leak in South Lawrence. City of Lawrence Fire and Police have responded to the gas leak immediately. Evacuations have begun. The Wetherbee School will be closed. Lawrence Catholic Academy will be closed. All other...

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September 27, 2019 8:15 PM

Joint Statement from DPU, Columbia Gas and the City of Lawrence on today’s gas leak in Lawrence

Early this morning, while conducting a routine check of water valves in preparation of road paving, contractors working for the City of Lawrence inadvertently closed a gas valve, puncturing an active gas main. Preliminarily, it appears that this gas valve should have been disabled as part of pipeline reconstruction in 2018 and was not compliant with DPU standards. Out of an abundance of caution, Columbia Gas has identified 45 gas valves that the Department of Public Utilities has required Columbia Gas and mutual aid partners to immediately inspect and bring into compliance if necessary. The process of inspecting and remediating these valves, located near surface level of the road, will not require excavating and will be completed by Saturday. Until then, the Department has instructed all municipalities in the Merrimack Valley to suspend all construction and maintenance projects in the affected area until the valves are determined to be safe by the Department of Public Utilities. The Department will continue to closely monitor the restoration effort and Columbia Gas will be required to continue to use mobile leak detection equipment in the form of “sniffer trucks.” The small number of residents who have not yet returned home should expect to return home following completion of testing of the impacted pipeline to ensure safe operation. The Department’s investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Construction Alerts

1 Alert
November 4, 2019 10:46 AM




P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc. – Finish up closing Florence/Irene St access pits
Lexington Street slip lining and manhole work

SSES Program (Truax CCTV)

Completed last week: 0
Completed year to date: CCTV of 104,000 LF ...

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