Gas leak in West capped

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West police say people can return home after Atmos Energy capped a gas leak this afternoon.

The city’s fire and police departments asked residents to leave the area after getting a call about the gas leak just before noon on Thursday.  They say a construction crew working on a new house in the 1500 block of Stillmeadow Drive accidentally ruptured a line.

While Atmos Energy capped the leak, McLennan County Sheriff’s Deputies helped secure the perimeter.

This area was also hit hard during the April 17th, 2013 fertilizer explosion that killed 15 people.

Here is a look at our coverage of the fifth anniversary of that tragic day.

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