Explosion Affected Municipalities Say Columbia Gas Needs To Fix Roads

Lawrence Gas Explosion

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — The three municipalities hit by the Columbia Gas explosions in September said the company needs to repair the streets that were ripped up as gas mains were replaced.

Columbia Gas had to replace every gas main in the city of Lawrence, and the towns of Andover and North Andover after the explosions devastated those communities.

“Certainly we believe that curb-to-curb replacement is something that Columbia Gas should own because of the impact on the roadways from having to replace 45 miles of gas main, quite frankly, so quickly and so aggressively,” North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor said.

On Twitter, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera said the city of Lawrence will not be on their “knees begging Columbia Gas to meet its responsibilities.”

 

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports 

 

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