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Portion of Cherry Valley Road reopened after gas leak forced closure: DeKalb County Sheriff officials

Residents are asked to take Wolfe Road as a detour, according to police

DeKALB – Cherry Valley Road, between Five Points Road and Kingston Road has reopened several hours after an exposed gas line was struck by a resident while mowing their lawn Thursday morning, said officials with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Jim Burgh said the sheriff’s office received a call from a resident around 9:13 a.m. Thursday. The caller said they had struck a gas line that was sticking out of the ground when they were mowing their yard.

“Natural gas started coming out of the broken pipe,” said Burgh. “no flames, no fire.”

Genoa-Kingston Fire Department responded as well as the county sheriff’s office. Burgh said Kingston’s Police Department also assisted in the response.

Nicor Gas was on the scene, tending to the severed gas line. Burgh said the DeKalb County Highway Department put up barricades to close the section of Cherry Valley Road between Kingston Road and Five Points Road until Nicor Gas gave the OK to reopen the road.

Burgh said there are no additional safety concerns at this time.

A Facebook post from Kingston Police Department reported the portion of the road was expected to be closed for several hours. Around 2 p.m. the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office posted a comment under their Facebook post about the matter, saying the road had reopened.