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Gas well blowout forces evacuations

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Posted: Feb 25, 2014 7:04 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Feb 25, 2014 7:04 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: blowout, acadia, eunice, emergency, well, oil, gas

EUNICE- Natural gas is believed to be spewing into the air in Acadia Parish after a well blowout Tuesday evening. Roads were closed and homes were evacuated.

People living near Highways 13 and 370 were told to leave. Those roads were also blocked since there is a fear of an explosion.

State Police said drilling crews were drilling a natural gas well when they lost pressure, leading to the blowout.

A company from Texas has been hired to control the well. Until that happens, crews will monitor the air around the site, which is about two miles south of Eunice.

KATC TV, the ABC affiliate covering that area of Louisiana posted videos and pictures HERE.

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