Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation Near 19th And Q

UPDATE: Gas leak contained

LUBBOCK, TX - Lubbock Fire Rescue evacuated businesses, houses and an apartment complex along and near the 1800 block of Avenue R.  A photojournalist at the scene observed what appeared to be a gas leak in the alley between Avenue Q and Avenue R. 

The incident began about 11:45 a.m.  Prior to 1:30 Monday afternoon, Lubbock Police said, “Atmos Energy has controlled the gas leak at 18th & Ave R.”

Officials were seen blocking traffic at 18th and R.  LFR, the City of Lubbock Water Department and Atmos Energy all responded. 

So far there have been no reports of injuries.


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