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Driver hits gas meter at Jet-Pep, prompting evacuation

The scene at the Jet-Pep at the intersection of Alabama Highways 69 and 157 Wednesday night, after a car hit a natural gas meter / W.C. Mann

CULLMAN - A vehicle pulling into the Jet-Pep at the intersection of Alabama Highway 69 and Alabama Highway 157 struck a natural gas meter on the side of the building Wednesday night, rupturing a gas line and prompting an evacuation of the store. The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m.

The line was broken below the cut-off valve, so Cullman-Jefferson Gas was called in. The line has been capped and is no longer leaking, but the store remains closed.

The identity of the driver is unknown at this time.

Responders included the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department and the Cullman County Sheriff's Office.

This is a developing story.

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  • W.C. Mann
  • W.C. Mann