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Work continues on fixing damage that caused gas leak in South Lubbock

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Portions of 82nd Street closed off on Wednesday after a gas line was struck were reopened Friday but crews are still working on fixing the damaged area, ATMOS Energy officials said.

Lubbock Fire Rescue officials on Wednesday blocked off traffic from 82nd Street between Memphis and Louisville avenues after a third-party contractor digging in the area ruptured a natural gas line in the 3700 block of 82nd Street, according to a City of Lubbock news release. 

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It was not immediately clear what, if any, ramifications the contractor could face.

Between 24 and 30 homes were evacuated on Wednesday and the residents were able to return the next morning, said ATMOS Energy spokesman Ed Espinoza.

By Friday, the intersection of 82nd Street and Memphis was reopened on Friday, according to ATMOS energy officials.

However, the westbound lane of 82nd Street between Nashville and Lynnhaven avenues is still closed to the public as workers fix the damage where the gas line was struck.

“We are asking all drivers to slow down and be aware of traffic barricades and ATMOS crews,” an ATMOS Energy news release states. 



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