Hit and Run Suspect Damages Gas Main, Residents Evacuated - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Hit and Run Suspect Damages Gas Main, Residents Evacuated

A sign warns of natural gas pipelines near where an SUV hit and damaged a main Tuesday night. A sign warns of natural gas pipelines near where an SUV hit and damaged a main Tuesday night.

Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- It was a tense hour long situation for numerous agencies and residents in Montgomery County Tuesday night.

An SUV drove through a field near Old McGehee Road and Butler Mill Road in the Snowdoun community and struck a gas main. The drive then left the scene.

An evacuation covering more than a mile wide radius around the south Montgomery County area was ordered and officials worked quickly to minimize the danger.

The Ford Explorer struck the natural gas main around 8:30p.m. and several fire deparments, the Montgomery HAZMAT team, the County EMA and other agencies sprung into action in an effort to keep the situation under control.

There were no reports of injuries or an explosion, but as a safety precaution the Reverse 911 system was activated to notify residents in the area to leave.

The main was shut off around 9:20p.m. and residents were allowed back into their homes.

The driver of the SUV still hasn't been found. If you have any information on the person's whereabouts you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.

 

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