UPDATE: Natural gas line leak capped

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

UPDATE 11PM - Shelby County officials have confirmed Enbridge Gas Company has capped the natural gas leak near the Martinsville Community.

SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Shelby County officials confirmed evacuations are happening after a leak on a gas pipeline.  It happened shortly before 10 PM near the Excelsior School in the Martinsville community.

Shelby County Judge Rick Campbell tells us the leak was caused by a busted pop off valve. Enbridge Gas Company is on their way to the scene to control the leak.

Authorities are evacuating everyone in a half mile radius until it is deemed safe. Shelby county Today reports State Highway 7 between Martinsville and Center has been closed and traffic is being diverted.

Copyright 2010 KLTV. All rights reserved.