AUSTIN (KXAN) — A gas leak had Dessau Road shut down in both directions at Braker Lane in northeast Austin for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon.
The Austin Police Department says the gas line was damaged around 1:45 p.m. A spokesperson for Texas Gas Service says a third party contractor damaged the line at or near a construction site.
The company says the gas was shut off around 4:30 p.m., but they will continue to make repairs. One southbound lane of Dessau Road will remain closed as crews work on the gas line.
Drivers should find a detour around the closure. Check KXAN’s Traffic Map to see which areas are congested.