Emergency Gas Line Work

Replacing a natural gas line in Linn Grove was affected by the flooding on the Little Sioux River.

Buena Vista County engineer Bret Wilkinson says Alliant Energy was replacing the line… when it went under water due to the rising river. He says a leak developed, and the line had to be shut off, resulting in five residences without gas service.

Tuesday morning, the Board of Supervisors approved a utility permit to allow the emergency installation of a line, which will be attached to the bridge to get across the river, then will be in the county right-of-way and county conservation property to reach the affected homes. Wilkinson said Alliant hopes to get the work completed Wednesday.