Gas leak caused by laying fiber optics in the Postbaan | NOW

During the construction of fiber optics in the Postbaan in Prinsenbeek, a gas leak occurred on Friday afternoon after a pipe was hit. The Postbaan was blocked because of the leak.

A gas pipeline was hit during work on the construction of fiber optics in Prinsenbeek. The fire brigade immediately came to the scene. In addition, the Postbaan is completely cordoned off.

In February, the municipality of Breda signed an agreement with KPN to install fiber optics throughout Breda. Fiberglass provides a high-quality network and uses stable technology.

Because fiber optic uses light signals instead of current signals, it is less sensitive to lightning strikes. In addition, the signal loses relatively little to no speed while traveling and a fiber optic network uses less power.