Gas line hit on County Line Road near Academy Sports

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) — A gas line was hit in Ridgeland Thursday morning.

Officials said the line was hit at the Purple Creek Plaza near Academy Sports on County Line Road.gas-line-academy

We’re told that firefighters responded and blocked off a section of the shopping center behind Mississippi Smiles.

When our crews arrived on the scene, it appeared that employees at some of the businesses were standing outside.

Atmos Energy tells WJTV that a third party contractor cut a two-inch line behind Academy Sports.

Atmos crews are on the scene working to fix the problem. A spokesperson said gas should be cut off by noon, and then they can make repairs.

Academy Sports and Mississippi Smiles had to be evacuated.



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