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.