Workers repairing a natural gas leak in the Orangefield area are making good progress, and are in the process of removing the old rig, so they can have room to repair the blown out line. Work on the rig will continue during daylight hours only, and work may need to continue through the weekend until the well head is repaired.

Residents of Gulf Rd. and Scales Ln. who are displaced from their homes, and need to retrieve items should go to Gulf Rd. and FM 408, where a company representative will escort them to their homes with detector equipment to ensure their safety.

Displaced residents will also be able to speak with company officials at this location if they have any questions or concerns.

Gulf Rd. and Scales Ln. will remain closed until the Sheriff’s Office receives word from company officials that it is safe for residents to return to the area.

Photo courtesy of Stacy Johnnie