Crash causes minor gas leak on west side

Crash causes minor gas leak on west side

A car crash caused a minor gas leak on Madison’s west side Sunday morning, officials said.

A dispatcher confirmed that a call came in around 10:20 a.m. reporting that a car had hit an electrical box and a tree at the intersection of Struck Street and Watts Road.

The crash damaged utilities in the area and caused a minor gas leak, which has since been plugged, a spokesperson for Madison Gas and Electric said. No customers were affected by the leak.

Madison fire department spokesperson Lori Wirth said the car went over a pressurized gas pipe and ripped it. The pipe impaled the car, causing the gas leak.

The car also hit and damaged an Alliant Energy transformer, Wirth said. Adjacent telephone and city sewer utilities were also affected, she said.

The intersection was closed for nearly three hours while crews worked to repair utilities.

No one was injured in the crash, police said.

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