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Second Lewisville Gas Leak In Less Than A Week

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LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – For the second time in less than a week utility workers in Lewisville spent the day trying to locate and repair a gas leak.

On January 11 a ruptured gas line, leak and subsequent house explosion took the life of one man and injured two firefighters. Tuesday Atmos Energy was once again working to repair a gas leak in a residential area less than two miles away from the initial leak.

According to city leaders, Atmos had scheduled the repair of a gas line on Price Street. Shortly after the crew started work a resident called the Lewisville Fire Department.

“There was a gas line under repair along a residential street and there was a whiff of gas that indicated there was some sort of a leak involved,” explained city spokesman James Kunke.

Crews repair a natural gas leak near Fox Avenue and I-35 in Lewisville. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Crews repair a natural gas leak near Fox Avenue and I-35 in Lewisville. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Officials say precautionary steps were taken in the area, near Interstate-35 and Fox Avenue.  “So the fire department responded and did evacuate the house adjacent to the leak and two more downwind as a precaution,” Kunke said.

On Friday it took nearly 7 hours to shut off gas service to the leak in the 500 block of E. Main Street. Tuesday it took much less time after workers dug a hole in the front yard of the home where the leak occurred.

Video from Chopper 11 showed a backhoe working at the scene and number of utility and fire department personnel assisting.

The leak was coming from a connector in the line.  No one was injured in this gas leak incident.

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