ALERT: Gas line repair on Williams Drive affecting traffic in Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — The City of Georgetown is reporting a lane closure on Williams Drive while a gas line is repaired near the Williams/Rivery Boulevard intersection.

At 1 p.m., the city reported that the leak — which was caused by damage when an Atmos Energy contractor hit a line — had been clamped and that repairs are underway.

This comes months after Atmos Energy, which is headquartered in Dallas, had a gas leak resulting in weeks-long evacuations for several residents and business owners. The leak resulted in an investigation by the Railroad Commission of Texas into Atmos’ plan to improve and implement best practices.

On Saturday afternoon, KXAN reached out to Atmos Energy for comment and the company responded, saying that a construction crew was working at the intersection when a natural gas pipeline was damaged. Atmos’ Communications Manager Celina A. Cardenas wrote:

“Atmos Energy’s highly trained technicians are on scene making the necessary repairs and there are no evacuations. Thank you to the Georgetown Fire and Police Departments for their help with the flow of traffic in the area, as residents should seek an alternate route.” 

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