Out of control gas well causes 100 homes to evacuate


POSTED: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 8:37pm


Lafayette police say the well stopped flowing yesterday, but it still hasn't been capped.

NBC33 has been told the hundreds who were evacuated still aren't allowed back inside their homes.

Officials are still monitoring the area to see if there are any hazards.


-- A natural gas well is still spewing out of control near Lafayette tonight.

Crews have been trying to cap it since 10 a.m. on April 27.

The well, which is located on Borque Road near the town of Duson, has forced 100 homes in the area to be evacuated.

A shelter for all those people has been set up at a local middle school.

No word yet on what caused the blowout, but NBC33 has been told there was no fire or explosion, nor any injuries occurring from the incident.

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