Williams officials were responding Friday to a breach of a segment of its Northwest Pipeline located between the towns of Auburn and Sumner, WA. No fire or injuries were reported, a Williams announcement said.

The failure occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. Pacific time Friday, in a 26-inch diameter section of the company’s Northwest Pipeline that delivers gas to local distribution companies in western Washington.

Bev Chipman, a spokesperson for Williams, said, “Personnel have shut off the flow of gas through the line and have rerouted gas deliveries through an adjoining 30″ pipeline on the Northwest system. We are prepared for situations like this and are working to determine the cause of the line failure.”

Company personnel are on site and monitoring the situation closely with local emergency responders. Northwest does not anticipate any interruption of service to its customers. Williams said further information will be released when it becomes available.

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