Greenville Boulevard Back Open After Gas Leak

A major Greenville street was shut down for a short time because of a natural gas leak.

Greenville Boulevard, between Evans Street and Landmark Street, is now back open. Police had also shutdown several entrances to Lynncroft Shopping Center and evacuated Best Buy.

According to Greenville Fire and Rescue, the leak came from a natural gas transfer station. A pressure relief valve opened releasing the gas. A Greenville Utilities worker said it is common for pressure to build up in gas lines and the release valve worked as it was supposed to.

Greenville Utilities crews are checking the line to make sure everything is in working order.

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  • by rmq0211 Location: Greenville on May 18, 2011 at 06:06 PM
    I was driving over the train tracks by Arby's when it happened. It sounded like a jet engine and smelled like propane. It was so loud that I was convinced a train was coming through and the arms failed to come down. I'm no gas expert, at least of the type that aren't related to a bodily function, but it DID NOT seem normal. Come to find out, they evacuated my place of employment which I had just left. But apparently G.U.C handled it like a champ. I hope our over priced electricity goes to paying their salary... (Shameless Rant)
  • by Hello! on May 18, 2011 at 12:12 PM
    This happens everyday at this location. Why was this particular incident such a big deal?
  • by Good job GUC Location: Greenville on May 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    GUC employees are highly skilled professionals who do an outstanding job!
  • by Dave Location: Netherealm on May 18, 2011 at 11:20 AM
    A gas leak eh? Perhaps this is the reason for all of the slowness in Greenville.
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      by Anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 01:18 PM in reply to Dave
      Yep and you are leading the charge....

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