Gas line rupture prompts FM 1097 closure

November 15, 2010 2:52:21 PM PST
Officials have shut down a portion of FM 1097 near Interstate 45 after crews broke a six-inch gas line that could take hours to repair. Officials say the westbound lanes of FM 1097 at the intersection of Interstate 45 as well as a half-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes of the road are completely closed. Highway officials estimate the chunk of the road to remain closed for up to four hours.

Commuters are exiting at FM 830 and are using back roads. Barricades have been set up near the area, so traffic is backed up onto the freeway at that location.

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