May 16-- The gas main that was ruptured Wednesday near Mount Vernon has been repaired.
Kristy Benson with Atlanta Gas Light says repairs were completed Thursday morning. She reports company crews are now working their way through some 2,300 customers who had their service disrupted in Mount Vernon, Ailey, Vidalia, Lyons, Swainsboro, Soperton and Twin City.
Benson can't say exactly when service will be completely restored. The disruption has hurt many restaurants in the area who cook with natural gas and also the Chicken of the Sea plant north of Lyons.