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82nd Street reopened after gas leak shuts down traffic for several days

Published: May. 4, 2022 at 2:50 PM CDT|Updated: May. 6, 2022 at 11:34 AM CDT
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Update from ATMOS: The intersection at 82nd and Memphis is reopened for residents and businesses in the area. The north lane on 82nd between Nashville Ave. and Lynnhaven Ave. will remain closed for street repairs. Drivers are urged to slow down and be aware of traffic barricades and ATMOS crews.

We continue to reiterate the importance of knowing what’s below and calling 811 at least 48-72 hours before digging whether you are a contractor or homeowner.

The north lane on 82nd St from Nashville Ave to Lynnhaven Ave will remain closed for street...
The north lane on 82nd St from Nashville Ave to Lynnhaven Ave will remain closed for street repairs.(City of Lubbock Live Traffic Camera)

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UPDATE: ATMOS and Lubbock Fire Rescue crews will remain on-site overnight to find and repair the natural gas leak near 82nd & Memphis. Morning commutes will be impacted on Thursday for those traveling on 82nd Street between Memphis & Louisville. The public is encouraged to plan ahead and find alternative routes.

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UPDATE: ATMOS and Lubbock Fire Rescue crews remain onsite responding to the natural gas leak near 82nd & Memphis. Previously evacuated residents are being directed to meet LFR Engine 8 at 82nd & Louisville. Engine 8 will escort them to ATMOS representatives who will get them back into their homes. ATMOS is assisting residents of the three homes that currently remain evacuated. The public is encouraged to continue to avoid the area.

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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Emergency crews are responding to a gas leak in South Lubbock Wednesday afternoon.

Right now, 82nd Street is closed from Memphis to Indiana Ave. Drivers are asked to avoid the area and seek an alternate route. The gas leak was reported around 2:45 p.m.

Lubbock Fire Rescue says a third party contractor hit a natural gas line in the 3700 block of 82nd Street. LFR has evacuated residents in the area of Memphis Dr. to 82nd Street, and Memphis to Louisville Ave.

Emergency crews responded to a gas leak in South Lubbock Wednesday afternoon. Some residents...
Emergency crews responded to a gas leak in South Lubbock Wednesday afternoon. Some residents were evacuated from the area.(Traffic Cam)

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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