Driver hits natural gas unit in Lynnville

Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 8:14 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 11:33 AM CDT
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WARRICK CO., Ind. (WFIE) - CenterPoint Energy officials say gas service has been restored to affected customers.

Officials say a driver ran off Highway 68 at Peach Street and hit a natural gas unit that supplies the town on Monday.

Highway 68 was shut down for hours but is back open Tuesday.

Officials say CenterPoint had to figure out where the shut-off would be and for how long. That was so they could remove the car and start repairing it.

“Driver had a medical issue, ran off the road and ended up on top of the main gas line that feeds the town of Lynnville from the west,” said Scott Whitfield with Lynnville Fire and Rescue.

Whitfield says the driver was conscious and alert when leaving in the ambulance.

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