At approximately 6:45 PM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported leak at a drilling site operated by Ballard Exploration at 1380 S Major Drive. When firefighters arrived they could see a cloud and hear a leak at the site. Due to the leak, all traffic on Major Drive was closed from College Street to Washington Boulevard while firefighters waited for a company representative to arrive. Due to the isolated site, no evacuations were needed.
Once the company representative arrived, the leak was stopped and normal traffic on Major Drive resumed just before 9:00 PM.
Gas Leak Forces Closure of Major Drive