Gas Leak Shuts Down A&M Campus Near Kyle Field

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COLLEGE STATION - A gas leak outside of Kyle Field created problems for drivers Friday for about an hour and a half on Houston Street which had to be closed.

Texas A&M officials say construction crews were digging near a parking lot by the KAMU-TV building and struck the Atmos Energy gas line.

While no buildings had to be evacuated people were kept away from the leak as a safety precaution.

The first Code Maroon went out around 10:42 Friday morning warning people to stay away from the area.

The area re-opened to cars and pedestrians a little before noon.

"The crew was working on the underground electric today and they nicked a gas line. It was a little bit more shallow than the plans had shown. They immediately shut things down, called Atmos they came out, they basically plugged the lines, capped them off and now they are working to repair it,” said Steve Moore, Texas A&M System Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications.

The incident did not stop construction inside of Kyle Field and
was isolated to an area outside of the stadium

We're told construction is still on schedule and budget for football season this fall.

12:30 p.m. UPDATE: Texas A&M says the leak has been repaired. Houston Street is now open.

10:39 a.m.
A gas leak shut down part of the Texas A&M campus Friday morning.

Atmos Energy says a four-inch gas line was hit near the Kyle Field development site. Chace Murphy with Atmos said crews are on the way to start repairs and their first priority will be securing the scene.

Murphy also said there should be no interruption of service.

The leak is located at Parking Area 48, which is next to KAMU, the Bright Football Complex and the Sports Performance Center. Houston Street is shut down while the leak is being repaired.

A cause has not been determined, Murphy said.