Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Crew Upgrading Comcast Cable Cuts PNM Gas Feeder Line.

Byline: Katie Burford Journal Staff Writer

Workers with Comcast cable company digging in a North Valley neighborhood hit a major gas transmission line, causing the area to be contained for about two hours Tuesday while the line was sealed off, a utility company spokeswoman said.

Some school buses and residents were kept out of the area and others were instructed to stay inside their houses while Public Service Company of New Mexico crews worked to contain the leak.

The 16-inch high-pressure line, which feeds the northwest portion of the city, was ruptured near Rio Grande Boulevard and Countryside Lane, PNM spokeswoman Julie McCabe said.

The leak, which occurred at 2 p. …

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