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Gas leak at John Wayne Airport causes minor disruption

June 16, 2010 | 11:03 am


Me_l44djsnc Construction continued on the expansion of John Wayne Airport in Orange County about an hour after workers accidentally ruptured a natural gas line Wednesday. As a safety precaution, vehicular traffic and travelers were cleared in the lower level terminal area until the gas was turned off.  No inbound or departing flights were canceled.  

Top photo: Construction workers at the site of the airport expansion project Wednesday. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Bottom photo: Crews from The Gas Company work to repair a two-inch gas line that was severed on a construction site at John Wayne Airport. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times