Construction crew hits natural gas line in College Station

A precautionary evacuation was issued but has since been lifted.
A construction crew doing work unrelated to Atmos Energy was working near Legacy Lane and...
A construction crew doing work unrelated to Atmos Energy was working near Legacy Lane and Holleman Drive in College Station and damaged a natural gas service line.(Photo by KBTX's Andy Krauss)
Published: Mar. 15, 2022 at 8:16 PM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Update: The leak has been stopped and the area is being opened back up to the public.

The following statement was released by ATMOS:

A construction crew doing work unrelated to Atmos Energy was working near Legacy Lane and Holleman Drive in College Station and damaged a natural gas service line. A precautionary evacuation was issued but has since been lifted.

Atmos Energy’s highly trained technicians are on the scene making the necessary repairs. The most common cause of outside natural gas leaks is digging or construction that disturbs natural gas pipelines.

If you nick, scrape, or dent a natural gas pipeline, call 911 and then call Atmos Energy’s emergency number at 866-322-8667 so we can inspect the pipeline and make any needed repairs. Even minor damage can weaken a pipeline and lead to a future leak. For more information about digging safely, please visit https://www.atmosenergy.com/safety/call-811-before-you-dig.

Call 811 at least three business days before digging to have underground utilities marked. It’s free, it’s safe, and it’s required by law.

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