White Oak gas leak shut off, Highway 80 reopened to traffic

Crews working to shut off a gas leak in White Oak

WHITE OAK, TX (KLTV) - Traffic on a White highway has been reopened after a gas leak was shut off.

At about 10 a.m., officials say they were notified of a gas leak on South Shell Street.

White Oak Police Department officers and White Oak Fire Department crews have blocked off traffic in the 1200 block of Highway 80. It was reported that a work crew was digging along Shell Street when a construction crew was digging along Shell Street when a backhoe struck a 4-inch plastic gas line and caused the leak.

As of 12:39 p.m., the leak has been shut off and Highway 80 has been reopened to traffic.

Centerpoint Energy has shut off the gas flow in order to make repairs. No evacuations have been ordered.

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