Construction crew hits gas line closing West Fir Road Wednesday evening

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Roadway was reopened just before 7:00 PM Wednesday evening even though repairs continued. No one was injured.

UPDATE: The roadway is open however repairs continue. No one was injured. Closing the roadway was a precaution according to the Carthage Fire Department.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — About 4:30 PM Wednesday Carthage Fire Department was summoned to 1814 West Fir Road as a piece of construction equipment clipped a gas line.

The road is temporarily closed. However some children are still at the building so limited vehicles are allowed to pick up children.

Avoid West Fir Road from Chapel to County Road 170.

More information as it becomes available.

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