Gas and Water Leak in Dacula: What We Know

March 18, 2024
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🚧 The Gist: Firefighters tackled a simultaneous gas and water leak on Dacula Road in Dacula, causing road closures and local evacuations on Sunday afternoon.

🔍 The Details: At 1:01 p.m. on Sunday, emergency services were dispatched to the 500 block of Dacula Road following reports of gas and water leaks erupting from the ground. Firefighters confirmed the leaks upon arrival and initiated emergency protocols, including road closures and evacuations. The hazardous materials team was called in for atmospheric monitoring, and local traffic was rerouted to ensure safety.

📊 By The Numbers:

  • Time of initial report: 1:01 p.m., Sunday
  • Number of emergency units deployed: 6 (3 engines, 1 HazMat unit, 2 command staff vehicles)
  • Duration until gas leak containment: Approximately 9 hours and 49 minutes

📞 What You Can Do: Stay informed about local emergency protocols and report any suspicious signs of leaks to authorities promptly. Residents can contact the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources for updates and guidance.

🔮 What’s Next?: Repair efforts are underway, with Buford Gas securing the gas leak and and the department of water resources focusing on water main repairs.

💬 Conversation Starters:

  • How can communities better prepare for and respond to similar utility emergencies?
  • What steps can be taken to improve infrastructure maintenance and prevent such incidents in the future?

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