Crews work to fix broken gas line in Royal Oak - Fox 2 News Headlines

Crews work to fix broken gas line in Royal Oak

Posted: Updated:
Crews on the scene of a broken gas line in Royal Oak on Friday. Crews on the scene of a broken gas line in Royal Oak on Friday.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WJBK) -

Consumers Energy crews were working to repair a broken gas line in the area of Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road Friday.

Consumers Energy spokesperson Debra Dodd say crews were able to shut off the gas around 10:35 a.m. after an Oakland County construction crew ruptured the 2-inch line earlier in the day.

Nearby residents tell FOX 2's Roop Raj they were concerned since the leak took place less than a mile away from where another gas leak caused a home explosion that left one man dead back in February.

But Dodd says the two leaks are not similar. "Any gas leak is a serious situation to us. But I certainly understand the concern of nearby residents and we responded promptly and the gas was venting into the atmosphere, which is exactly what we want to have happen in this situation."

Fire crews remained on the scene of noon while crews worked to repair the line.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • FBI joins the search for Armada teen's killer

    FBI joins the search for Armada teen's killer

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:08:38 GMT
    The FBI has joined the investigation team searching for the killer of a 14-year-old Armada girl, April Millsap.
    The FBI has joined the investigation team searching for the killer of a 14-year-old Armada girl, April Millsap. Authorities also say they are now looking for a small motorcycle in addition to the gray, dented van seen in the area.
  • Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:55 GMT
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
  • Man hospitalized after run-in with Ecorse police

    Man hospitalized after run-in with Ecorse police

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:05:54 GMT
    Witnesses and lawyers say a man was attacked by Ecorse police Monday morning even though he was complying with police demands.
    Witnesses and lawyers say a man was attacked by Ecorse police Monday morning even though he was complying with police demands.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices