DALLAS (CBS11) — After nearly two weeks without gas, several residents of a north Oak Cliff apartment complex are moving out.
When Atmos Energy discovered of a major gas leak on Sept. 24, the gas meters were shut off and the valves capped off to many of the property’s 36 units. Several other gas leaks have since been discovered on the property of the Virginia Manor Apartments, near the intersection of Fort Worth Avenue and Hampton Road.
Tina Contreras said her family couldn’t deal with another night with no hot water and nowhere to cook a hot meal, so on Sunday they moved out.
Fellow apartment resident Irene Hernandez said she is moving out on Monday.
“You shouldn’t have to live like this,” she said. “I’ve been here 16 years, but it’s time to leave.”
However, for many of the rent-paying tenants, moving out is not feasible.
Many said they’re waiting anxiously to hear from the property manager an estimate on when the leaks will be fixed.
On Friday the property manager told CBS11 they are working as quickly as they can to resolve the problems.
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