Texas church members digging to set up Easter crosses hit gas line


HOUSTON (AP) — Some Houston-area church members using a backhoe to dig and set up crosses for Easter hit a gas line and prompted an emergency stay-indoors order.

Fire department officials in the Sheldon area lifted the shelter-in-place order early Wednesday as the natural gas line break was fixed.

Nobody was hurt in Tuesday night's accident as members of St. Dominic Catholic Church began digging to put down crosses for Easter on April 5.

Authorities say parishioners were using the heavy equipment to dig in front of the church when they accidentally ruptured the gas line.

Dozens of residents were ordered to remain in their homes during the incident.

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