COLORADO SPRINGS-A ruptured gas main causes a gas leak at the intersection of Academy Boulevard and Maizeland Road and is complicating repairs already underway for a broken water main in the area.
At around 2:30 pm., Colorado Springs Utilities was working to fix a water main that broke Friday, flooding the area around the intersection. During the work, a piece of asphalt fell on a gas line, rupturing it.
CSU says it was working to turn of service to the gas line at the time of this posting, estimating it could take several hours to get the gas line problem under control.
“Our number one priority is the safety of our customers and safety of our crews,” said Natalie Watts, a senior communication specialists for CSU.
Colorado Springs Fire and Police Departments responded to the scene to standby in case more help was needed.