Most of Crockett Gas Supply Restored

by Jessica Cervantez

Things are almost back to normal in Crockett. That is after nearly 2,200 residents were without heat supply.

It all happened after Wednesday night's freezing temperatures that caused problems with some of Centerpoint Energy's equipment. It shut off a lot of the natural gas supply in the Crockett area.

A hundred technicians were busy working late Thursday night and early Friday morning getting the gas back on for resident. Houston County opened the civic center where 10 residents bunked for the night.

According to the emergency management personnel, about 70% of the natural gas was already back on by Friday morning. They anticipate all the gas will be restored by Friday evening.