Hotel Evacuated Due to Gas Leak

Amarillo Fire Department is reporting that crews doing construction near the Deluxe Inn on Amarillo Blvd. West hit a natural gas line causing a gas leak.

Guest at the Deluxe Inn were evacuated.

Atmos has responded to shut off the leak.

Once crews find the nearest downwind vent, Atmos will fix the broken line. Atmos anticipated that it will taken a couple hours to repair.

Right now Amarillo Police are blocking traffic for all lanes of Amarillo Blvd. from Madison to East Street. Traffic is being rerouted to NW 7th or NW 9th while a gas line is being repaired.

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