Gas line break leads to short shelter-in-place

Published 2:04 pm Monday, February 12, 2018

A precautionary shelter-in-place was activated for about an hour after a crew hit a gas line while picking up trash in the city Monday.

Shortly before 10 a.m. a crew with the Texas Department of Transportation was picking up trash in the 4100 block of Griffing Drive when someone nicked a 1-inch gas line, according to information from the Port Arthur Fire Department.

A shelter-in-place was activated while first responders checked air quality, and though readings were normal outside of 25 yards away, the shelter-in place was issued as a precautionary measure.

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No injuries were reported and a crew with Texas Gas Service was sent to repair the line.