Gas leak at construction site on S Coulter now contained

Gas leak at construction site on S Coulter now contained
South Coulter Street is closed from Wallace Boulevard to Amarillo Bouelvard as officials work to clear a gas leak. (Source: KFDA)

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Officials say the potentially damaging gas leak at a construction site on South Coulter has been contained.

South Coulter Street was blocked off from Wallace Boulevard to Amarillo Bouelvard as officials worked to clear the leak.

HAZMAT Response was sent to contain the leak at the new BSA Harrington Cancer Center’s Joyce Courson Campus construction area.

Amarillo Fire Department spokesman Cody Snyder said the potential of an explosion was high enough that responders evacuated people from the businesses on the west side of the area. He said the level was such that they would normally be removing firefighters as well.

South Coulter is closed from Wallace Boulevard to Amarillo Boulevard, so drivers should find an alternate route if possible.

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