Gas Leak Closes Taft Blvd.

Taft Boulevard is closed down as Atmos crews work to repair a gas leak.

The road at Clarinda Avenue first closed Wednesday morning because of the leak, and Atmos officials said the road will remain closed through Thursday afternoon. Even when opened tomorrow afternoon, officials said traffic will be reduced to one lane through the weekend so crews can repair the pavement.

City officials said drivers should take alternate routes in the mean time, like Speedway, Harrison or Kemp Street.