A natural gas line rupture caused authorities to evacuate a 400-foot area and shut down U.S 1 in both directions for several blocks in downtown Elgin on Tuesday.According to both Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray and Elgin Police Department (EPD) Harold Dennis Brown, it appears a flat-bed truck ran over the gas line. “The initial report was that a truck ran over the line while turning a corner and busted a valve,” Ray said. Brown provided additional information, saying the original call came in at 6:53 a.m. He said an eyewitness who called in the incident said the truck drove off after striking the gas line.
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