ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts communities affected by a series of natural gas explosions last September have reached a settlement with the utility blamed for the disaster for reimbursement for road repairs and other costs.
Andover Town Manager Andrew Flanagan, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, and interim North Andover Town Manager Lyne Savage as well as representatives of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts are scheduled to attend a Tuesday news conference to discuss the settlement.READ MORE: Rally Calls For Asian Studies To Be Added To School Curriculum In Massachusetts
The settlement covers the costs of digging up about 50 miles of roadway for gas line replacement, as well as associated overtime, supply, and other costs.READ MORE: Dorchester Grandmother Killed By Stray Bullet While Sitting On Porch Identified As Delois Brown
Terms weren’t disclosed.
The Sept. 13 disaster was caused by over-pressurization in a natural gas pipeline. One person died, dozens more were injured, and thousands were left without natural gas service for months.MORE NEWS: Water Conservation Urged In Massachusetts Amid Dry Spell
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