Update, 8:15 p.m. – Williams and Lakeway drives are now open to traffic. A small section of Booty’s Crossing remains closed while work to repair the gas line continues. Atmos Energy does not expect any customers to lose service.
Update, 8 p.m. – Crews are working to remove barricades and restore traffic lights, so we can reopen the intersection Wednesday evening. Williams Drive is already open for traffic. The intersection and roads should be open for the morning commute tomorrow (Thursday, July 14); however, traffic may continue to be rerouted on Booty’s Crossing while work to repair the gas line continues. Atmos Energy does not expect any customers to lose service.
Update, 2:00 p.m.- Atmos has tested the area and has not detected any immediate harm to the general area. It appears the gas is dispersing straight upward, and no residential evacuations are needed at this time.
Update, 1:30 p.m.- Georgetown Parks and Recreation closed the Williams Drive pool and canceled water aerobics for the day. Staff opened the Village Pool from 1-7 p.m. to accommodate swimmers.
Update, 10:30 a.m.- Atmos Energy is evacuating nearby businesses and expects the repairs to take all day. Customers in the area may experience natural gas outages.
Posted at 9:30 a.m.- The City of Georgetown’s Police, Fire, Streets, and Systems Engineering departments, along with Atmos Energy, are working a significant natural gas leak at the intersection of Williams Drive and Lakeway Drive/Booty’s Crossing. A large gas line was struck by construction crews working in the area.
Businesses in the immediate area have been notified of the ongoing incident.
Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes around the area, and it is anticipated this incident will create significant traffic complications through the area for most of the day.
Williams Drive at the Lakeway Drive/Booty’s Crossing intersection will be closed until further notice.