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Covington County residents still displaced due to a natural gas leak

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COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Families are still displaced as crews work endlessly to get a natural gas leak under control in Covington County.

Williams Gas workers are performing a natural gas blow down to help reduce the pressure to the storage cavern.

Williams Gas officials say 4 million cubic feet of gas has been released into the atmosphere but it does not pose a health hazard to anyone.

The leak was discovered Monday evening when workers noticed there was a drop in pressure in one of the seven underground storage caverns that they maintain.

Residents who live within a one mile radius are still being asked to stay out of their homes and away from the area.

Officials said it could take up to ten days before the matter is resolved.

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