Update: Bushland Neighborhood Returning After Pipeline Leak

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 06/25 2014 06:52AM

Updated 06/25 2014 05:19PM

AMARILLO -- Potter County Sheriff's Department evacuated residents of the Prairie West neighborhood just after 6 a.m. in Bushland after a pipeline leak.  

Just before 7, officials lifted the evacuation notice.

Atmos Energy Officials say lightning struck a control tower in the area, which caused an escape valve to open up.

Residents were told to move to the middle school gym as the evacuation point.

Gas has been shut off at the Bushland station, but Atmos Energy says gas is being re-routed to Bushland from other stations in Amarillo, while they work to fix the system.

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