Macon County EMA warns of major natural gas leak in Tuskegee
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (WSFA) - Residents and commuters are being asked to avoid the area of Chappie James Drive and U.S. Highway 80 East in Tuskegee after a major natural gas leak, according to Macon County EMA Director Frank Lee.
Lee said the Tuskegee Police Department is redirecting traffic away from that area and that Spire has dispatched an emergency repair team to repair the leak.
The EMA director said the high pressure leak is coming from a gas line owned by Union Springs Utilities in Tuskegee. He added that Tuskegee and Macon County Spire Gas Customers will not be impacted, but said the leak could possibly impact 1,200 customers on the Union Springs Utility System.
The EMA said earlier Friday that Spire had dispatched a team to fix the leak, but added shortly before 5 p.m. that Spire is not the owner of this supply line that travels through Tuskegee and Macon County to service Union Springs.
An estimated time that the issue will be fixed is unknown.
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