Lanes of Highway 199 still closed in Lake Worth due to yesterday’s gas leak

Lake Worth police and fire say eastbound lanes of Highway 199 are still closed as a result of yesterday’s gas leak.

The first traffic report was released at around 6:00pm last night. Since then, the lanes have been closed while crews work to cap a major gas leak.

Lake Worth PD says the crews were unable to cap the leak overnight, resulting in the prolonged closure.

All eastbound traffic is blocked at Charbonneau Road. Traffic is being rerouted onto Azle Ave.

It’s best to avoid this area.