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UPDATE: Road back open; gas main broken on Kaliste Saloom at Grand Pointe

Posted: 2:53 PM, May 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-29 16:43:35-04

UPDATE: Kaliste Saloom is being reopened now after a gas main was broken earlier today by construction screws.

ORIGINAL STORY:  Lafayette firefighters are asking resident and motorists to avoid the area after construction crews broke a gas line while working on Kaliste Saloom.

The work is being done near Grand Pointe Boulevard, where a new roundabout is being constructed. Fire officials say the crews accidentally broke a four-inch gas line, officials say.

Nearby residents have been told to stay inside, but no evacuations have been issued.

No injuries have been reported.

Crews are working to repair the line now, and everyone is asked to avoid the area for now, officials say.