Gas leak disrupts traffic at Bush Intercontinental Airport

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 20 at 11:40 AM

HOUSTON—Traffic was a mess around Terminals A and B at Bush Intercontinental Airport early Wednesday afternoon due to a gas leak, the Houston Fire Department said.

A construction worker hit a gas line with a backhoe outside Terminal B around 12:30 p.m., according to HFD. 

No evacuations were necessary and the leak was secured by 2 p.m, but traffic was still being diverted away from the area as a precaution. 

Traffic to Terminals A and B was affected. There was no roadway access to Terminal A so vehicles were being diverted by HPD

Drivers inside the Terminal B parking garage were not being allowed to leave, and drivers approaching Terminal B were being sent away. Arriving passengers were being routed through Terminal C.

Traffic was reportedly backed up to JFK Boulevard. Some passengers trying to catch a flight were getting out of vehicles and walking, according to KHOU 11 News reporter Brad Woodard.

There was no impact to flights, according to the airport system.

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