High pressure gas leak closes Tchoupitoulas for 4 blocks

NEW ORLEANS – Crews have capped a high pressure gas leak that closed four blocks of Tchoupitoulas Street to traffic this afternoon.

Tchoupitoulas between Robert and Valance Streets was closed around 1:30 p.m. after the leak was first reported.

A non-Entergy crew digging holes to plant trees poked a hole in a four inch gas line, starting off the leak, according to Entergy.

Crews with the New Orleans Fire Department and Entergy managed to cap the leak by 2 p.m., according to cit officials.

The four block stretch of Tchoupitoulas remains closed.

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