Natural gas leak in Washington County

By: Denise Bradberry Email
By: Denise Bradberry Email

According to the Washington County Emergency Management Coordinator, the Chipley Fire Chief, Floyd Aycock, has notified them of a natural gas leak on Hwy 277 near 1973 Shiloh Lane.

No evacuations are anticipated at this time; however the portion of Hwy 277 from Piney Grove Road south to Douglas Ferry Road will be closed indefinitely.

Florida Gas is making every effort to have the road re-opened in an expedient manner with public safety being the top priority.

Traffic is being re-routed as follows:
- Traveling south on Hwy. 277 from Chipley – detour at Piney Grove to Clayton.

- Traveling north on Hwy. 277 from Vernon – detour at Clayton to Piney Grove.

- Traveling east on Douglas Ferry Road (Hwy 280) – detour at White Road to Clayton Road.

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