According to Bradley County Fire Rescue Chief Dewey Woody, a heavy-equipment operator struck a line near Roadway Drive.
Woody said traffic around the area was rerouted while gas company officials repaired the broken line.
No injuries were reported.
The area was closed to through traffic for approximately two hours, according to Woody.
• A diamond valued at $2,500 was reported taken from a woman’s home which is having work performed.
According to a report filed with Cleveland Police Department, Phyllis Blackwell said the heart-shaped diamond pendant was typically kept in a glass jewelry box inside her home. She was going to wear it recently and discovered it missing.
A number of family members as well as workers had been in and out of the house since March 18, which was the last time she saw the pendant.
Investigation is continuing.
• A suspect was determined in the theft of a vacuum cleaner taken during an alleged shoplifting at a local Walmart store.
Officer Bruce Cantrelle of the Charleston Police Department is working with Cleveland Police Department officer Chris Llewallen regarding the theft.
Officials determined the suspect in the case to be Sandy McClellon, of 174 Church St., Charleston. McClellon was recently picked up by officials on a warrant for alleged elder abuse filed by Cantrelle. He was also wanted on an alleged forgery charge, according to Cantrelle.
Court officials said McClellon failed to appear in court after being released. Cantrelle said Wednesday afternoon, the court has filed a capias warrant for his arrest regarding the failure to appear charge.
Cantrelle also said investigations continue.
Anyone having information regarding McClellon is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department by calling 728-7311 and following the voice prompts.
• The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.
TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday at 6 p.m., and running through Monday at 6 a.m. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel across the state this holiday weekend, according to TDOT information.
Motorists could still encounter some long-term lane closures on construction projects that will remain in place. While lane closure activity will be stopped, some workers may be on-site in construction zones and reduced speed limits will still be in effect.
Motorists are urged to adhere to all posted speed limits, especially in work zones, for their own safety. Slower speeds are necessary in work zones due to the temporary layout of the roadway and will be enforced, according to TDOT.