Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled release of natural gas on Thursday, Oct. 12 between 7 a.m. and noon. Work will occur on FM 1537 approximately 1½ miles east of State Hwy 19. Crews will be working on a section of natural gas pipeline in the area as part of normal, routine maintenance operations.
The controlled release of natural gas allows employees to work safely on the pipeline. People in the area may smell the natural gas odor and hear moderate noise during this process. Atmos Energy will be on-site to monitor the work as natural gas is vented into the atmosphere.
There will be no Atmos Energy customers affected while the maintenance work is being performed. Residents in the area, along with Hopkins County officials, Sheriff’s office, 911 operators, fire department and the media are being advised of the controlled release prior to work beginning Oct. 12.