Gas leak shuts down U.S. 49 Wednesday morning

JONESBORO, Ark. – Residents were awaken along Highway 49 at the Farville Curve to the loud sound of a gas leak, one source told NEA Report.

The gas leak was so loud, some sleeping nearby were awaken by it, one said. Nearby individuals were being evacuated out of the vicinity, near the Emerson Ambulance base and Medic One Ambulance base

Traffic was shut down both ways due to the leak on U.S. 49 Wednesday morning, Nov. 28. The JPD and JFD were both responding to the area. Gas crews were also dispatched.

Jonesboro E911 reports strong odors of natural gas were detected. Some areas are being evacuated on Clinton School Road.

7 AM: Highway 49/East Johnson traffic has been opened – however, the leak is still happening.

Emergency crews will remain on the scene. They may have to close some lanes when the pipeline crew gets here, E911 reports

This is breaking news. NEA Report will update this post with more as we learn it.

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