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Source of gas line break found; Broadway traffic restored

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Ameren workers probe a gas line just east of 28th and Broadway for a gas line leak Monday. Quincy city engineer Jeff Steinkamp said that "every effort is being made to open Broadway with in the hour."  (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley) Ameren workers probe a gas line just east of 28th and Broadway for a gas line leak Monday. Quincy city engineer Jeff Steinkamp said that "every effort is being made to open Broadway with in the hour." (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)

One-lane eastbound traffic and one-lane westbound traffic on Broadway in the vicinity of a natural gas leak at 28th Street has been restored.

Broadway had been closed from 27th to 30th streets earlier Monday morning because of the gas line break. Utilities also had been turned off.

The break, which occurred at 1:42 a.m. Monday, was in front of Meineke Car Care Center, 2801 Broadway, in the middle of the turn lane.

"The leak was caused when a mechanical-type pipe coupling came loose. Repairs are underway," said Leigh Morris, senior communications executive with Ameren Illinois.

Morris estimates that work will be completed by about 4 p.m. A total of 12 business customers do not have natural gas service. However, all have had their electric service restored.

Morris said no gas was in any building and sewer lines and other underground lines have been vented.

Meanwhile, city crews have reopened traffic on 30th Street north of Broadway. That portion of 30th Street was closed on Dec. 30 because of a water main break.

This story has been updated since its original posting.

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