COLUMBIA — Despite calling ahead to check for utility lines before it began work, a construction crew installing a downtown sidewalk hit an unmarked gas line.
The crew struck a gas line that was shallow in the ground, Columbia Fire Department Captain Eric Hartman said.
A block of Tenth Street was closed after the Columbia Fire Department received a call reporting the leak at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday between Cherry and Locust streets.
It took AmerenUE an hour to control the leak. .
AmerenUE employees don't know why the hit line did not show up in the utility check, Hartman said.
No injuries were reported.