Gas leak forces closure of roads in Anthony, N.M.
ANTHONY, N.M. —
Some roads in Anthony, New Mexico reopened following a gas leak, according to officials.
The gas leak was reported around 4 a.m. Friday.
Tim Korte with New Mexico Company said they had units on scene at the 4200 block of 3 Saints Road.
Korte said the line belongs to Kinder Morgan.
Kinder Morgan confirmed crews responded to early Friday morning.
The statement released said quote:
At approximately 11:50 p.m. Pacific Time Thursday, Kinder Morgan discovered a gasoline release on its SFPP system in Anthony, New Mexico. Upon discovery, the impacted 12-inch pipeline segment, running from El Paso to Tucson, was isolated and shut down. The surrounding area has been secured with three nearby homes evacuated as a precaution, and local authorities are on site. At this time, Kinder Morgan is working closely with local authorities on cleanup and restoration plans, and appropriate regulatory agencies have been notified. An investigation into the cause and quantity of the release will be conducted.
The intersection of Six Mile and 3 Saints Road and Opitz Road remain closed.
Intersection of NM 226 ”W Bernio Rd” and NM 28 “El Camino Real” mile post 11, and southbound lane on NM 478 at mile post 5 reopened at 2:50 p.m.