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Posted on: May 7, 2021

*UPDATE: Roads Reopen/Evacuation Lifted* Following Closures Due to Natural Gas Leak

UPDATE: As of 2:55 p.m. all roads have reopen and the evacuation lifted. Coserv advises it is safe to use appliances, including gas ones.  There should not be any interruption to service. 

Frisco Firefighters, Utility Crews on Scene Monitoring

(May 7, 2021 - 12:50 p.m.) Motorists should avoid F.M. 423 and Eldorado Parkway due to a natural gas leak in the area.  

A section of F.M. 423 is closed in both directions.  Northbound F.M. 423 is shutdown at Sunland Park Drive; southbound F.M. 423 is shutdown at Sunflower.  Westbound Eldorado Parkway is closed at Teel Parkway; eastbound Eldorado Parkway is closed at Walker Lane.  View map for alternate routes [ PDF ]

 Evacuations are also underway.  Residents living in the Grayhawk subdivision are being asked to evacuate.  Shelters are available at Hope Fellowship West, 309 Main Street.   

 The evacuation area is bordered by: Eldorado Parkway, Swan Lake Drive, Cardinal Creek Drive and Daimler Drive.    View map [ PDF ]

 The line break was initially reported to Little Elm Fire this morning at 9:10 a.m. when construction crews in the area were boring and cut a six-inch gas line. 

 Since then, Frisco Fire, including HAZMAT, has joined the response.  Coserv utility crews have been on the scene monitoring levels and working to shut off the gas line. Coserv tells Frisco Fire it could take as many as four hours to cut off gas to the line (by approximately 5 p.m.).  

 Emergency responders remain on the scene and continue to monitor gas levels.  A hotline is available for residents at 972-292-6498*. 

 *Media:  Please contact City Communications for updates, 972-292-5080 or 972-897-1766.  

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