Evacuation underway as officials work to prevent gas well blowout

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office confirms that an evacuation order is underway in South Shreveport. Officials say 50 plus people have been evacuated so far.

Deputies say residents who stay within a 100 yards of the gas well site near South Norris Ferry Road and Debroeck Road are being asked to evacuate to the Southern Loop Fire Station as a precautionary measure. The evacuation is underway because a gas well off Norris Ferry Road, has a lot of pressure on it right now. Gas well officials are working to release some of that pressure in order to prevent a well blowout.

A reporter is on the scene and will bring you the very latest information as soon as it comes available.

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