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  • A plume of gas rises out of a field near a farm on Tuesday along Weld County Road 47 near the intersection of Weld County Road 60 1/2 east of Greeley. Emergency crews closed down the area until the leak could be brought under control.

    Joshua Polson, The Greeley Tribune

    A plume of gas rises out of a field near a farm on Tuesday along Weld County Road 47 near the intersection of Weld County Road 60 1/2 east of Greeley. Emergency crews closed down the area until the leak could be brought under control.

  • Emergency crews gather at a safe distance from the gas leak near the intersection of Weld County Road 47 and Weld County Road 60 1/2 on Tuesday east of Greeley.

    Joshua Polson, The Greeley Tribune

    Emergency crews gather at a safe distance from the gas leak near the intersection of Weld County Road 47 and Weld County Road 60 1/2 on Tuesday east of Greeley.

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Authorities shut down several Weld County roads near the Greeley-Weld Airport on Tuesday while responding to a large plume of natural gas that was visible from a great distance.

Roz Elliott, spokeswoman for DCP Midstream, which owns the pipeline, confirmed late Tuesday that one of the company’s pipelines did “experience a gas release” but there was no explosion or fire involved. Elliott said a third-party construction company struck the line and caused the leak, but she didn’t have more information.

She said the pipeline was shut off quickly and area evacuations were precautionary.

There were no injuries reported.

Read the full story on GreeleyTribune.com.

 

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