Beaver Dam Utility Crew Strikes Gas Main

(Beaver Dam) It took a little less than one hour to cap a major gas leak in Beaver Dam Wednesday afternoon. The Beaver Dam Fire Department and Alliant Energy responded at 12:40pm to Maple and La Crosse streets. Chief Alan Mannel says city water utility workers clipped the two-inch line. There were no evacuations, but residents nearby were asked to shelter in place. Electric service in the area was also shut-off to eliminate ignition sources, which Mannel says is protocol. The scene was turned over to Alliant Energy around 1:30pm. No injuries were reported.