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Loving County gas leak still active

Gas Leak (Source: Loving County Sheriff's Office) Gas Leak (Source: Loving County Sheriff's Office)
LOVING COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

The gas leak that started Wednesday in Loving County is still leaking.

According to Sheriff Chris Busse, the gas has been pouring out since 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Highway 407 is still shut down and Sheriff Busse advises to not even go that way if you don’t need to.

200 were evacuated from the area, including the Anadarko mancamp and two homes.

Apache Corporation and Wild Well Emergency teams have tried to use “kill mud,” where mud is thrown down the hole to smother the leak.

The “kill mud” was used last night around 8 p.m. but was unsuccessful.

At this time teams are on standby, evaluating the leak.

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