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Gulf Road and Scales Lane remain closed due to gas leak

A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Office Friday said workers are continuing their effort to fix a gas leak that has some homeowners displaced.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson said crews repairing the leaking well are making good progress and are in the process of removing the old rig so they can have room to repair the blown out line.  Work on the rig will continue during daylight hours only.  The work may need to continue through the weekend until the well head is repaired.

Residents of Gulf Road and Scales Lane who are displaced from their homes and need to retrieve some items should go to Gulf Road and FM 408 and a company representative will escort them to their home with detector equipment to ensure their safety.  Displaced residents can also speak with company officials at that location if they have any questions or concerns.

Gulf Road and Scales Lane will remain closed off until the Sheriff’s Office receives word from company representatives that it is safe to return.

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