Gas leak repaired on FM 2243 in Leander

Austin Fire Department, fire truck

LEANDER (KXAN) — A natural gas leak in Leander will have FM 2243 closed for the next five hours.

The road will be closed between Bagdad and Deercreek. Police say a construction crew working in the area hit the line. Officials say to avoid the area and find an alternate route; they expect the road to be back open by 5 p.m.

The Leander Fire Department says they are keeping a close eye on the air quality with gas monitors. Repairs to the leak are currently underway.

Those who live nearby may smell gas, but fire crews say there is no need evacuate the area at this time.

Update: Gas leak was repaired and road reopened around 3 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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