EVACUATION CONTINUES: Xcel Crews Discover Gas Bubbles
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Recent testing for gas on 7th Street between Orchard Avenue and Elm Avenue is preventing several dozen residences to return home.
According to officials, Xcel energy crews found several gas bubbles that are not dissipating as quickly as they would like. Crews have been drilling holes in the street to help the gas escape.
Electricity remains turned off for customers from 7th to 8th Streets and Orchard Avenue to Texas Avenue.
Anyone who is either in the evacuation zone or who is without electricity can check in with the Red Cross to receive a hotel voucher for Wednesday night.
The Red Cross is set up at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 730 Mesa Ave.
Volunteers will also be going door to door Wednesday afternoon to make sure people who may have returned to their homes despite not having electricity are aware of the hotel vouchers.
A hot line has also been set up for evacuees: (970)- 549-5130. The hot line will be manned until midnight Wednesday night.