Atmos Energy will be conducting a planned outage of its natural gas service starting at noon on Thursday affecting 2,800 homes in the northwest Dallas area.
In what the company is calling a "truly extraordinary event" the affected neighborhoods will be out of service for 3-4 weeks.
The company says weather conditions over the past several weeks was the cause of the sudden and extreme leaks in several gas lines.
Starting Thursday at noon, for 4-5 hours, Atmos will begin shutting service down so that crews can begin to replace damaged equipment.
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Affected homes are in the areas roughly bound by Walnut Hill to the north, Webb Chapel to the west, near Northwest Highway to the south and Lakemont Drive to the east.