One Vehicle Incident causes gas leak

Journal Staff Report

A one vehicle incident occurred in Groesbeck at approximately 10 o’clock in the evening on Monday, June 12 causing a gas leak. The driver of a Chevrolet flat-bed pickup traveling northbound on S. Ellis St. (Highway 14), reportedly fell asleep and left the roadway after crossing over the center lane and onto the west side of Ellis St (Highway 14). The pickup ran into an electric pole severing the pole near ground level and then ran over the gas meter in front of the residence at 501 S. Ellis St. in Groesbeck. The ruptured gas meter lead to to a high volume of natural gas to escape into the immediate area in a 2 block radius of the residence, forcing the evacuation of five surrounding homes. A 400 foot hot zone was established with the assistance of Groesbeck Police Department . Groesbeck Volunteer Fire Department command a requested for Atmos Energy and Oncor Electric to respond to the scene to disrupt their respective utilities.  This was accomplished using teamwork of all involved.

Groesbeck Journal

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Groesbeck, TX 76642
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