UPDATE: Residents return home as pipeline company works to repair break in Upshur County

UPDATE: Residents return home as pipeline company works to repair break in Upshur County

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - According to Upshur County officials, fire departments there have responded to an area where a gas pipeline has broken.

Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department said that around 6:30 p.m, Gulf South arrived at the scene to begin repairing the break. Residents were cleared to return home.


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Big Sandy firefighters, assisted by Pritchett firefighters, are at a location on Almond Road, off of Old White Oak Road, between Gladewater and Big Sandy. This is due south of Pritchett. A pipeline has ruptured in that area causing natural gas to leak out of the line. 

Officials say four or five homes have been evacuated as a safety measure. Gulf South Pipeline has been contacted, as officials say it is their pipeline. 

The cause of the breakage has not been confirmed, though it is possible lightning may have been involved, one official says. We will continue to update as details are released.

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