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Kilgore gas leak contained, traffic flow returned to normal

Source: Gray News Media
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Published: May. 4, 2020 at 9:28 PM CDT
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KILGORE, Texas (KLTV) - UPDATE: Kilgore Police Department says the gas leak on S. Henderson Blvd has been contained. At about 9 p.m., CenterPoint was able to contain the leak, and police have restored traffic flow.

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Traffic is being diverted along a major Kilgore thoroughfare as emergency crews respond to a major gas leak.

Sometime before 5:00 p.m. Monday, Kilgore police and fire departments were called to South Henderson Boulevard, south of the downtown area.

A high pressure natural gas line was hit in the area, according to Crims Chapel Volunteer Fire Department.

Police are re-routing traffic off U.S. 259 Business at Bean Avenue and Woodlawn streets.

Law enforcement are requesting people avoid the area if, possible.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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