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Tuesday Morning Traffic Advisory at Texas & University

Image courtesy of Atmos Energy

Image courtesy of Atmos Energy

Motorists and pedestrians in the area of Texas and University will be delayed Tuesday morning between 7 and 8 due to an Atmos Energy project.

If you’re in the area you’ll also see a flame as high as 30 feet. That’s the result of burning off natural gas in the pipeline that is being replaced.

News release courtesy of Atmos Energy:

On Tuesday, February 5, at approximately 7 a.m., Atmos Energy will flare a major natural gas line servicing Texas A&M University. This line is near the intersection of Texas Avenue and University Drive in College Station.

The flaring is a necessary part of a pipe replacement project Atmos Energy is currently conducting on the Texas A&M campus, and could produce a controlled flame as high as 30 feet. The sustained flame is expected to burn off the natural gas in the line in approximately one hour. Once the natural gas is burned off, work will resume on replacing the pipeline to the Texas A&M campus.

As part of our commitment to safety, Atmos Energy wants to reassure area residents that Tuesday’s flaring is a normal part of a pipe replacement program. It will be conducted by senior Atmos Energy personnel operating under strict guidelines to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

These guidelines include restricting both pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the area. Drivers who normally use this intersection in the morning can expect delays between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

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Posted by on Feb 4 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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