Just after noon on Sunday a cable crew was installing a guy wire anchor in the 19000 block of SH 105 West just past Walden Road. This was between the Big Sombrero Restaurant and Lake Conroe/ Western Hills Shopping Centers.
They had gotten it screwed into the ground approximately eighteen inches when it penetrated a two inch gas line. With wind currents it carried the gas in the direction of the shopping center.Montgomery Fire Department evacuated the area as a precaution. By mid afternoon the winds had shifted, however the business remained with no gas service. The only business that remained open was the Naked Turtle Tavern.
Close to 5 pm winds again shifted carrying the gas toward the Big Sombrero which remained open as they were west of the location and not on the same gas line.
Centerpoint Crews finally arrived at 5:15pm and after digging down to the line were able to clamp it as Montgomery firefighters remained on the scene. Crews will now begin making repairs to the damaged line and restore service to the businesses.