Damaged gas line forces DPS to close offices

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A construction crew damaged a gas line at the Lufkin DPS office, forcing DPS to close for the remainder of the day Wednesday.

DPS spokesman David Hendry said Centerpoint Energy was alerted and responded to the scene. He said no injuries have been reported and all employees were evacuated for safety purposes. No surrounding areas were affected.

The Lufkin DPS driver's license office and patrol office will be closed for the rest of the day.

The crew completed the repairs by 5:35 p.m. Normal business hours will resume Thursday.

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