Texas 811 hosts underground damage awareness, safety event

FORT STOCKTON, TX (KWES) - Atmos Energy, West Texas Gas, the Pecos County Sheriff's office and Texas 811 are teaming up to raise awareness about the dangers of not calling Texas 811 before digging.

The event is an underground damage awareness scenario and safety event that will take place on June 7 in Fort Stockton. It will start at 8 a.m. and take place at the Pecos County Civic Center.

Attendees will receive a demonstration of what happens when an underground gas pipeline ruptures due to careless digging.

Those who attend will also learn how to understand how the 811 safety systems works and how first responders react to accidents.

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