By Roslyn Giles
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Atmos Energy servicemen have repaired a ruptured gas line struck by an SUV.
The driver of a white Toyota Sequoia hit a pipe located above ground when he swerved off Standing Boy Road. The 21-year-old man was trying to avoid hitting three deer, according to police.
It happened in Green island Hills near the Marina Cove just before 4:00 a.m. Thursday.
Atmos Energy crews fixed the problem by squeezing off a piece of the plastic service line to stop the flow of gas, said Public Relations Manager, Joel Ames.
Natural gas dissipates into the air causing a strong odor. Ames added an odorant is placed inside the pipes to easily detect gas leaks.