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Gas Line Break Prompts Road Closure

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2014

Media Contact:
Scott Packard, Public Information Officer
(830) 386-2590 (o)
(830) 560-6270 (c)
spackard@seguintexas.gov

Gas Line Break Prompts Road Closure
Three Homes Evacuated as Precaution

UPDATE: As of 1 p.m. the street was reopened and residents allowed to return.

ORIGINAL: SEGUIN, Texas – The 500 block of East Kingsbury Street will be closed for several hours Friday following a gas line break. The break happened shortly before 10 a.m. when a City of Seguin utility crew was digging in the area.

As a precaution, the Seguin Fire Department evacuated approximately eight people from three homes in the immediate area. At least a few of the evacuated went to the Seguin Public Library to wait. The 500 block of East Kingsbury is blocked and detour signs are in place.

CenterPoint Energy is on scene. As of 10:30 Friday morning, another CenterPoint Energy crew was en route from Austin to assist. The repair is expected to take up to five hours to complete. Affected residents will be notified when it is safe for them to return to their homes.

About the City of Seguin
Seguin, Texas is located along Interstate 10, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. More than 25,000 residents enjoy a range of cultural, recreational, and employment opportunities. Seguin’s robust diversified economy features a steelmaker, a manufacturer of automotive parts and plants making roadside mowing equipment and building materials. In 2009, Seguin was proud to be selected by Caterpillar as the site of a major new engine manufacturing facility.

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Posted by: Morgan Ash