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Natural gas leak reported in Pinch, WV

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Photo Courtesy:  Pinch Volunteer Fire Department Twitter Page Photo Courtesy: Pinch Volunteer Fire Department Twitter Page
CHARLESTON, West Virginia -

The Pinch Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a natural gas leak in Pinch, WV.

According to Patrick Clark, Public Information Officer with the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department, a call came in at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, of a natural gas leak in the area of Upper Pinch Road, near Abbott Road.

When crews arrived on the scene, they found a free flowing natural gas leak, which was caused by a backhoe that suffered a two inch line.  No one was injured, and there was never a fire reported in the area, according to Clark. 

Clark said that workers with Mountaineer Gas Company were called to the scene, and they shut off the gas so the line could be repaired.  The amount of gas that leaked is not yet known.

Upper Pinch Road was shut down for 30-35 minutes until the gas company arrived at the scene.  Traffic was diverted to Pinch Ridge Road and back onto New Hope Road.

According to Clark, the leak was accidental.