Investigation into pipeline rupture continues

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 5:06pm

BATON ROUGE, LA — Troopers with the Louisiana State Police Emergency Service Unit (HazMat) continue their investigation into this morning’s pipeline rupture north of Baton Rouge. The LSP ESU provided the attached photos of the scene.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., the Louisiana State Police HazMat Hotline received a call of a possible explosion in the Pride, LA area near Peairs Reames Rd. State, Parish and City emergency crews immediately responded to the area to assess the incident. It was determined that a 30 inch natural gas pipeline operated by Florida Gas Company had ruptured.

Work continues at the site in an effort to determine the cause of the rupture. There is no off-site impact and all roadways are open in the area.

LSP ESU and DEQ will continue the investigation into the rupture and monitor the site to ensure public safety.


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