Officials working to stop gas leak in Driftwood subdivision

UPDATE – 4:01 p.m.

All emergency personnel and responders have cleared the scene of the gas leak. All residents have returned to their homes.

UPDATE – 2:03 p.m.

North Hays County Fire Rescue Chief Scott Collard said two chlorine gas cylinders that had been leaking have now been stopped by the Haz-Mat team. No word at this time when nearby homeowners will be allowed to return to their residences.

EARLIER

Emergency officials have shut down the 2400 block of LaVentana Parkway in Driftwood to contain a reported chlorine gas leak in the area, said North Hays County Fire Rescue Chief Scott Collard.

The leak occurred at the water treatment facility within the LaVentana subdivision, Collard said. Hays County hazardous material (Haz-Mat) crews are on scene and are working to get the leak stopped.

Several nearby residents were asked to leave their homes until the leak can be contained, said Collard. An exact number of residents who were asked to evacuate is unknown at this time. No injuries have been reported.

This story is developing. We will provide updates as information becomes available.

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