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Another gas leak closes N. Territorial Road in Webster Township

Another gas line strike led to the emergency closing, again, of N. Territorial Road.

The alert from the Washtenaw County Road Commission went out just after 7 p.m. on April 25.

“On Thursday, April 25, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) closed N. Territorial Rd between east of Scully Rd and Lori Ln in Webster Township due to a gas line strike.
The road will remain closed to the traveling public until further notice.”

The Sun Times News followed up with Dexter Area Fire Department Fire Chief Doug Armstrong about the incident.

Armstrong said the construction crew hit another two inch line. He said DTE/MichCon was on the scene and N. Territorial Road was closed until the line is repaired.

The DAFD did respond and there were no injuries. Armstrong said the road was closed to minimize the concerns. CJ’s party store was closed and evacuated. The next morning, the WCRC said the road was re-opened. 

This comes in the wake of the leak on April 18, when the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office alert went out saying: Avoid the area of North Territorial near Webster Church in Webster Twp road closed due to a traffic incident.

At that time, Armstrong said construction crews working at the N. Territorial and Webster Church project area struck a 2 inch, 60 psi natural gas pipe line about 150 feet west of the intersection causing a leak.