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Gas Line Ruptures Under Ohio River Near Bellaire

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Columbia Gas employees arrived on the scene around noon Thursday Columbia Gas employees arrived on the scene around noon Thursday

WTRF.com UPDATE:

Columbia Natural Gas employees arrived on the scene of the natural gas leak along the Ohio River in Bellaire around noon Thursday. They said they received several calls and they have a work order for the project.


ORIGINAL STORY:

A gas line that runs underneath the Ohio River near Bellaire ruptured early Thursday morning, spewing gas out of the water.

The Neffs Fire Department responded to the call on the riverbank underneath the Bellaire Bridge. The company that owns the line has been notified of the situation.

Authorities say the leak is a big hazard because people often camp along the river and start campfires. They say they have made repeated calls to Columbia Gas, but no one has arrived at the scene as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday.