Downtown Tyler gas leak danger minimal, official says; people allowed back into courthouse, annex

Published on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 13:09 - Written by

Danger from a gas leak at the Smith County Jail construction site is minimal, according to Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton.

People who had been evacuated from the Smith County Courthouse and adjacent courthouse annex are being permitted back into the buildings.

Seaton said the leak, which is not yet repaired, is going into the air and dissipating quickly, greatly minimizing the danger. Seaton said he expects the process to repair the leak to take at least a couple of hours.