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Natural gas pipeline repairs close Route 74 at Williams Grove Road near border for Cumberland, York counties
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Carroll Township

Natural gas pipeline repairs close Route 74 at Williams Grove Road near border for Cumberland, York counties

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All lanes of Route 74 near the Cumberland and York county line are expected to be closed through Monday for repairs to a natural gas pipeline.

PennDOT spokesman Michael Crochunis said TC Energy has installed a temporary pipeline on top of the road to provide service to customers during the repair of a natural gas pipeline section that is part of the Columbia Gas Transmission pipeline.

Crochunis said TCE is working around the clock to complete the repair.

TC Energy spokesman Tim Wright said the company is performing work in this area to replace an existing portion of its pipeline system that serves customers in central Pennsylvania.

The work is tentatively scheduled to be finished by the middle of next week.

"We are committed to safe and reliable operations and regularly conduct assessments and work to ensure the integrity of our system. To ensure all work is safely completed, traffic has been temporarily detoured while our crews replace this portion of the pipeline," he wrote in an email to The Sentinel

Carroll Township Police Chief Thomas Wargo said the company was repairing a leak.

TCE is paying Carroll Township officers to protect the site and turn back people who miss or ignore the road-closed signs.

“You put a road closed sign up and people will ignore it,” he said.

He urged those who use the road to pay attention to the signs and to take alternative routes early because the only other option is to turn around when they get close to the site.

According to PennDOT’s 511pa.com, Route 74 is closed in both directions between Williams Grove Road (in York County) and Lynes Road (in Cumberland County). All lanes of Williams Grove Road are closed between York Road and Junction Road.

"We understand the inconvenience this road closure may cause and are committed to working collaboratively with officials to minimize our impact on the community during this time," Wright said.

Email Tammie at tgitt@cumberlink.com. Follow her on Twitter @TammieGitt.

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