UPDATE: Gas Line Rupture on Gateway East Shut Off
POSTED: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 5:01pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 8:56am
EL PASO - Emergency officials responded to a ruptured gas main at Gateway East and Giles that has area traffic at a halt. According to the El Paso Fire Department (EPFD), Texas Gas services has been able to isolate the gas line break and shut it off.
Police are blocking I-10 from Bassett to Airway and working to divert traffic because of the leak.
EPFD reported that a construction company working in the area hit a main line, causing the surge of white plumes in the area. Viewers are reporting strong gas odors driving by the area. According to the EPFD Twitter, a 40-year-old female was home when she started to feel some symptoms of nausea and feeling lightheaded, and was taken to a nearby hospital. Three Texas Gas Service employees were treated for gas inhalation at the scene, they were not transported.
More details as they become available. Authorities advise to seek an alternate route.