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Gas pipeline explosion causes FM 539 shutdown

Gas pipeline explosion causes FM 539 shutdown
Courtesy KSAT 12 This photo was taken from the Sky 12 helicopter over the site of the explosion.

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Wilson County News
May 26, 2011, 1:38pm

Emergency officials have shut down a stretch of F.M. 539 from C.R. 304 to Sutherland Springs following a gas pipeline explosion near Texana Feeders.

Wilson County Pct. 1 Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. said at the scene that Wilson County Health and Public Safety Office Coordinator Edwin Baker ordered the 7 to 8-mile-long closure after Texana workers heard two explosions just after 12:30 p.m. Chief Deputy Johnie Deagen of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office warned anyone who detects a natural gas odor to evacuate the area.

The Wilson County News will update this story as additional details become available.

Your Opinions and Comments

Alvin Charmaine  
May 28, 2011 5:51pm
Nat gas isnt always safe

Elaine K.  
May 26, 2011 7:18pm
Good job reporting, William! Thank you for keeping citizens informed.

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 26, 2011 6:01pm
Commercial customers within the city of Stockdale are set to lose natural gas service as of 8 p.m., according to City Manager Banks Akin. This is an attempt to conserve gas for residential customers. If gas service to the city ... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 26, 2011 5:36pm
A CenterPoint spokesman said that no natural gas customers should be impacted by today's incident. Anyone experiencing difficulties should call their customer service line at 800-427-7142. Gas safety tips are available at http://www.cente ... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 26, 2011 5:19pm
We have received information from emergency personnel who were at the scene that the incident occurred on C.R. 305 between F.M. 539 and S.H. 97. F.M. 539 was closed because of a cloud of natural gas that was blowing across the ... More ›

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