4th Gas Main Break In Grosse Pointe Woods In 6 Weeks

GROSSE POINTE WOODS (WWJ) – For the second time in the past week, there’s been a gas leak in Grosse Pointe Woods.

DTE Energy’s John Fossen says the leak, Thursday afternoon, is in the area of Anita and Charlevoix, near Mack Avenue.

“We did not have a DTE crew working in that immediate area at the time,” Fossen said. “There was a company doing — replacing the storm water drain — they were switching the old one out for the new one and they accidentally struck a gas line. So in no way is this connected to any DTE work — this was a completely separate construction project.”

Grosse Pointe Woods Safety officials say number of streets in the area have been closed while the gas leak is being repaired and about two-dozen people were evacuated from their homes.  Nearby Mason School is on lockdown as a precaution.

This is the fourth gas main break in Grosse Pointe Woods in the past six weeks: one was April 27, and there were two in May.

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