PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE 12/5/2019 10:33 P.M.
Dominion Energy says the 3-inch medium natural gas line was hit by a contractor nearby at 6:30 p.m.
The line has been isolated, and the flow of gas is suspended.
One commercial customer will be without service until it's repaired. This is a release from West Virginia Dominion Energy:
"At approximately 6:30pm a 3-inch, medium pressure natural gas distribution line was hit while a contractor was working near 305 Erickson Blvd. Dominion Energy West Virginia (DEWV) arrived on site and immediately began safely isolating the impacted area. Emergency personnel are at the site to maintain a safe perimeter while DEWV crews make the necessary repairs. The flow of natural gas has been suspended to this line while repairs are safely completed. During this time, one commercial customer will experience a temporary service interruption. DEWV anticipates repairs will be completed later tonight at which time natural gas will be safely restored to the line."
UPDATE 12/5/2019 9:40 P.M.
Wood County 911 says the gas leak is fixed. Wood County 911 called WTAP at 9:38 p.m. Thursday night with that information.
There is a large gas leak on the 300 block of Erickson Boulevard in south Parkersburg. That's by Erickson Field.
It's a high-pressure line. The gas is settling in the Kanawha River basin. The gas is traveling westbound toward the Ohio River.
Wood County 911 Director Rick Woodyard says if you smell gas in your home, you may want to evacuate as a precaution.
The gas company has been notified. They are working on fixing the problem.