A large section of FM 2986 between County Road 78 and Highway 181 in Gregory was shut down in both directions due to a gas leak.

The leak came from a site in the 4900 block of FM 2986, near where Gulf Coast Growth Ventures plans to build a massive plastics manufacturing plant. Officials said crews were digging along an easement adjacent to the property when they hit the gas line.

Both directions of travel along FM 2986 were closed, including the intersections at County Roads 78 and 78A, and the entrance to Highway 181. They have since been reopened.

Authorities said that no evacuation was necessary. The San Patricio County Sheriff's Office responded to the area and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has been notified.

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