Atmos Energy, local agencies respond to Shadow Mountain gas line rupture |

Atmos Energy, local agencies respond to Shadow Mountain gas line rupture

Maintenance workers with Atmos Energy discuss how to handle a ruptured gas line Monday afternoon in the Shadow Mountain subdivision. The line was damaged Monday morning by a resident performing trenching in the backyard.
Andy Bockelman

— Crews responded Monday to repair a ruptured gas line in the Shadow Mountain subdivision of Craig.

An incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Monday when a resident of the 1200 block of Sequoia Avenue was performing “trenching” in their backyard, causing damage to the line. Responders from Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, The Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services and Craig Fire/Rescue were on the scene shortly after to help contain the situation.

Fire Chief KC Hume said there were no injuries with the rupture, though residents near the location were asked to evacuate for safety while the leak was located and repaired.

“It’s purely a precautionary measure,” Hume said.

Utility workers and members of Atmos Energy performed maintenance on the 2-inch gas main, which Atmos Public Affairs Manager Brian Martens said likely won’t affect service in the area.

“It shouldn’t be too hard to repair, we just need to get it capped off,” he said Monday afternoon.

Atmos confirmed that they were able to stop the leak at about 4:30 p.m. the same day, with a full repair of the line to follow.

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or