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Atmos Crews Working to Contain Natural Gas Leak

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    Atmos Crews Working to Contain Natural Gas Leak

    Atmos Energy crews are currently working to repair a natural gas line after a third party contractor, unrelated to Atmos, damaged the line. (Published Monday, Jan. 21, 2019)

    Work continues Tuesday morning to repair a ruptured gas line that forced some to evacuate their homes Monday in Far North Dallas.

    Atmos Energy crews began repairs Monday afternoon to the gas line along the 4400 block of Buttonwood Court, near the Dallas North Tollway and President George Bush Turnpike.

    An Atmos spokeswoman said a third party contractor was doing work unrelated to Atmos when the 3/4 natural gas service line was damaged.

    Dallas Fire-Rescue crews were called to assist and evacuated four homes nearby as a precaution.

    By Tuesday morning the evacuation was lifted for all but one of the homes, the spokeswoman said, as repair work continues.

    According to Atmos, the most common cause of outside natural gas leaks is digging or construction that disturbs natural gas pipelines. If you nick, scrape or dent a natural gas pipeline, call 911, then call Atmos Energy’s emergency number at 866-322-8667 so crews can inspect the pipeline and make any needed repairs. Even minor damage can weaken a pipeline and lead to a future leak.

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