Update: Roadway is back open following major gas leak

Update: At 6 p.m. Battalion Chief Craig League reported that the work crew was able to locate the leak and quickly make the necessary repairs.  Gratis Road is now back open.
“The leak has been repaired. The work crew on scene was able to shut off the gas supply to the leaking line,” League said.” All evacuations have been halted and roadways opened.”
Walton County Fire Rescue is on the scene of a major gas leak at Williams Pipeline on James Huff Road. Battalion Chief Craig League said Gratis Road is closed at James Huff Road, Also at Old Athens Hwy at James Huff Road, until repairs can be made.
“Voluntary Home evacuations are being done on James Huff Road near the leak,” League said. “The leak is believed to be on either a 12 inch or 16 inch supply line. A pipeline work crew is on scene doing a leak evaluation.”

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