Bridge rehabilitation (copy)

Bridge work on Moore Street is temporarily blocking traffic on Baraboo’s south side. The city and town of Baraboo are collaborating on the bridge rehabilitation project.

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A ruptured gas line Tuesday led authorities to ask Baraboo residents living near Moore Street to close their windows and stay in their homes for about an hour.

Residents were first notified by an emergency alert notification system shortly after 10 a.m. that a “a large gas line has been struck” and ruptured near Moore and Deppe Streets. Those living nearby were encouraged to close their windows and stay indoors.

“Winds are spreading gas smell in the area,” the initial alert stated. “Gas smell is traveling from the north to the south.”

A follow-up alert sent at 10:58 a.m. stated the leak had been repaired and the “gas odor should be diminishing.” It encouraged residents in the area who still smelled gas to contact the Baraboo Fire Department at 608-355-2710.

Construction crews from the city and town of Baraboo are collaborating on a nearby bridge rehabilitation project over a railroad that has closed Moore Street to traffic near the structure since early September.