Natural gas outage in Jacksonville, crews working on fixing line

The line was cut by a contractor around 10:30 this morning. The gas was shut off while repairs are done.

Posted: May 7, 2019 1:01 PM
Updated: May 7, 2019 2:10 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — (Update 5/7 2:08 p.m.) Avista said the natural gas in Jacksonville should be restored by 3:00 p.m.

Avista was made aware of a "blowing gas situation" in Jacksonville around 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. A half-inch line was hit. 

Two customers were impacted. 

Avista encourages everyone to call 811 before they do any digging. 


Some businesses are without natural gas while crews work to repair a broken line. 

The Jacksonville Fire Chief said a contractor cut a natural gas line with circular saw around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Firefighters blocked off streets around West Main and Oregon while Avista worked to shut off the supply to the line. 

The fire chief said Avista crews had to cut through pavement to get to the shut-off. 

Crews are still working on repairing the line. The fire chief said no one is danger right now. 

Newswatch 12 has reached out to Avista for more information. 

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