UPDATE: St. Martinville gas lines being repaired, Centerpoint asks citizens not to set own pilot lights


ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (KLFY) — UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: St. Martinville Police report that of the two gas lines that were ruptured, one has been repaired and the other’s repairs are underway. It’s not entirely clear how long the process will take, but in the meantime, Centerpoint Gas officials are asking residents not to light their own pilot lights. Officials with Centerpoint will go door-to-door to not only relight pilot lights but to make sure homes are clear of gas.

11 a.m. UPDATE: Power is restored in portions of the city. Crew will still have to wait until the fire has burned out before they can make repairs, the police department said.

ORIGINAL: Crews are at the scene of a gas fire in St. Martinville.

The entire city is without power at this time, according to the St. Martinville Police Department.

The main line near intersection of Hwy. 96 and Hwy. 347 went down, which prompted a gas leak and fire.

According to PD, crews will have to wait out gas fire before they can get fire restored to residents. The entire block surrounding the intersection is blocked off.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area. This is a developing story. We will provide updates as they become available.

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