Accident

Cedar Bayou Gas Leak Closes Baytown Bridge for Hours along Hwy 146; Four-Inch Gas Line Struck By Machine

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BAYTOWN, Texas — A gas leak under a Baytown bridge forced SH-146 at Cedar Bayou to be closed for hours, according to city officials.

At about 5 p.m., authorities said the highway from Massey Tompkins Road to FM 565 would be closed for about four hours. The highway was closed in both directions.

Officials warned drivers to avoid the area.

What happened

According to the Baytown Fire Department, a 4-inch gas line was struck by an excavator. CenterPoint crews were heading to the scene to repair the line.

The Baytown Fire Boat was in Cedar Bayou diverting water traffic.

Written by KHOU 11 Staff

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