Updated: Gas leak stopped, crews now working on repairs

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Updated: 10/10/2013 12:29 pm
According to a representative with Atmos, the leak has been stopped and now crews are working on repairs. 

Also all the roads that were originally blocked because of the gas leak have now reopened.

Crews blocked off traffic on Broadway Avenue from University Avenue east to Avenue U and on Main Street from University Avenue down to Avenue X because of the gas leak. Traffic on side streets in the area was also being blocked. 

The leak itself was on a large gas line in the alley behind a building in the 2200 block of Broadway. Only one adjacent building has been evacuated, according to the Lubbock Fire Department Facebook page.

"LP&L was drilling for a power pole hole with a "drill bit" when they hit a two inch gas line," Nick Wilson of the Lubbock Fire Department said. "Atmos dug two holes on either side of the leak in the plastic pipe and already have one side of it plugged back up. The other side should be fixed in a few minutes. Combest funeral home was only place evacuated. They are going to monitor the air in that building and down wind to make sure there is no danger. Shouldn't have any more concerns once the line is completely fixed.  They expect everyone to be back in Combest soon." 

LFD and other agencies are responding right now. Check back for more information as we get it.
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