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Posted on: August 24, 2017

City of Fishers Issues No Dig Order for Metronet after Gas Line Break Thursday Morning

City of Fishers Issues No Dig Order for Metronet after Gas Line Break Thursday Morning

On 8/24, the City of Fishers was alerted to a sixth gas line break by local utility Metronet at approximately Prairie Fox Drive and Mollenkopf Road. The City immediately issued a citywide no-dig order for new installation by Metronet. Residents are urged to dial 9-1-1 if they suspect a gas leak or line break.

Immediately following notice that the gas line rupture occurred, the City of Fishers took the following actions:

  • Fishers Fire Department was dispatched to secure the scene, conduct voluntary evacuations, and mitigate the hazard.
  • Fishers Departments of Engineering and Permitting were dispatched to the scene. All utility permits issued to Metronet have been placed on hold until further notice.
  • City of Fishers held a call with leadership at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to voice the City’s complaints toward the safety of Metronet’s operations. The IURC Pipeline Safety Division has opened an investigation toward Metronet.
  • All new utility work by Metronet is on hold until IURC’s investigation is complete, with the exception of planned repairs.
  • Upon completion of the safety investigation, the City of Fishers and IURC will review the findings and will work with Vectren (gas utility) and Metronet to determine if Metronet will be allowed to proceed with future utility work.
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