Update!! Possible Natural Gas Leak Forces Evacuation on Augusta’s East Side
"It (rushing air) sounded like a jet engine," according to Augusta Fire Department Battalion Chief Daniel Guimond. According to the pipeline's owner, Summit Natural Gas, there was clearly a leak in the pipes that was discovered as a result of pressure tests the company was running. No gas was in the lines.
According to the Augusta Police, an area of homes is being evacuated due to a break in the roadway and the odor of gas. There is no confirmation as to whether or not it's a natural gas line. Police and fire crews are investigating an area around the old Maine General Medical Center. More information on the Moose Morning Show.