Construction at the south end of Kyle Field stopped for about one hour Friday morning after a natural gas line was hit.
Texas A&M System spokesman Steve Moore says a crew was working on an underground electrical line when a gas line “was nicked”.
Moore says the gas line was more shallow than was marked on the plans they were using.
Moore says no one was hurt and there was no property damage.
Moore says work was allowed to continue outside the area where the gas line was hit.
Once the leak was capped, work resumed in that area. Moore was told repairs to the gas line were hoped to be completed by the end of the day.
The gas leak generated a Code Maroon alert that closed Houston Street, located on the east side of the stadium, as well as the parking lot near the Bright Athletic Complex.
Click below for comments from Steve Moore, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.
11:50 a.m. update:
Gas company crews have stopped the gas leak. Houston street is now opened. Normal activities may be resumed.
10:52 a.m. update:
The gas leak continues. The police will continue to control the scene and the area is being monitored. No evacuations of surrounding buildings is necessary at this time. Houston Street remains closed. Please continue to avoid the area.
Original post at 10:42 a.m. from emergency.tamu.edu
A Code Maroon has been issued for a gas leak that occurred in the parking area near the Bright Athletic Complex (Parking area 48). Houston Street will be shut down for an extended period of time. Updates will be posted as they become available.