Large Gas Line Rupture at XL Trailers in Manchester

UPDATE:

A large gas line ruptured at XL Specialized Trailers in Manchester on Monday afternoon.

Manchester Fire Chief and Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ryan tells KMCH that a natural gas line was hit on the west side of the building while XL crews were moving equipment Monday afternoon.

Emergency crews, including the Manchester Fire Department, were called to the scene at 1086 South 3rd Street around 1:45 pm.

No injuries were reported.

Both XL Trailers and Henderson Products shut down operations for the afternoon and sent employees home. Hendersons’ tells KMCH that their 2nd shift workers will need to report for work at 6 pm tonight.

Ryan says the gas company was able to get the gas leak pinched off and are working on fixing the pipe.

Alliant Energy initially shut down the power line that serves both XL and Hendersons, which also impacted other parts of Manchester this afternoon. Ryan says crews have since been able to isolate the power connection to XL and Hendersons, so power has been restored to most other parts of Manchester.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Crews are on the scene of a large gas line rupture at XL Specialized Trailers in Manchester.

Manchester Fire Chief and Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ryan tells KMCH that a natural gas line was hit while XL crews were moving equipment Monday afternoon.

Emergency crews, including the Manchester Fire Department, were called to the scene at 1086 South 3rd Street around 1:45 pm.

No injuries have been reported.

Ryan says XL Trailers has shut down operations for the day and is sending employees home. He says Hendersons is also shutting down this afternoon as a pre-caution, though Hendersons has told KMCH that their 2nd Shift employees should report to work at 6 pm.

Alliant Energy has shut down the power line that serves both XL and Hendersons, which is also impacting other parts of Manchester this afternoon.

Ryan says the gas company also has a crew responding to the scene, with hopes to get the gas leak stopped within the next hour or two.

Stay with Mix 94.7 KMCH for any updates.