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Gas leak repair may go into the weekend, some Orange County residents still displaced

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A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon issued an update on the gas leak and evacuation.

Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson said most of the emergency worker's effort today consisted of getting equipment and tools in place to repair the gas leak.  Hodgkinson said repair work on the leak will stop at sunset, and will resume during daylight hours on Friday due to the dangers involved in working in the dark without significant light sources.  

Deputy Hodgkinson said a few of the residents who live on Gulf Road and Scales Lane have been escorted to their homes by officials who have detector equipment. Residents of Gulf Road and Scales Lane who have been displaced can speak with company officials located at the red tent on Gulf Road near FM 408 for assistance or any questions or concerns.  

Representatives of the companies involved in the repair work have said that this leak may take several more days to complete, which means it could go into the weekend.  

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