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The gas leak on Sheppard Street has been secured

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Sheppard Street has been closed between Hanover St and Aiken Street. Sheppard Street has been closed between Hanover St and Aiken Street.
CHARLESTON, SC -

The gas leak that closed Sheppard Street early Monday morning has been secured and crews have cleared the scene.

Monday morning Charleston Fire Department emergency crews responded to the scene of a natural gas leak on Sheppard Street. 

Sheppard Street was closed between Hanover St and Aiken Street for about two hours.  SCE&G evacuated residents in the immediate area.

Officials with SCE&G said it was caused by workers digging a fence post. Spokesperson for the utility company Kim Asbill said that is usually the type of work to cause a rupture. 

"I would say 99-percent of all our gas leaks are related to third party digs and that is typical of what we see. So they were digging a fence post and they hit our gas line. So basketball goals, pools, any kind of weekend gardening projects those are the types of things we typically see people dig into our lines.

Asbill says before a dig law requires a 3-day advance phone call so utility crews can get to the work site and mark the lines where the dig is planned. The number to call in S-C-8-1-1.

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