SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – UPDATE 10:52 a.m. The alert on the gas leak in Southaven has been canceled per the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department.
Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite wrote this on Facebook regarding the leak: “This morning an internet service provider inadvertently hit a gas line while laying cable. Atmos crews quickly made the repair and ALL IS SAFE. Our Fire emergency responders quickly made the scene to ensure the safety of our citizens, but this was not an uncommon issue that justified the level of panic that ensued. I apologize for the undue concern created prematurely by Desoto County. The City is in discussions with them now to define and improve emergency communications in the future regarding events in the City of Southaven.”
10:25 a.m. – The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department is asking people to shelter in place due to a “major gas leak.”
It happened Thursday morning at Cherry Place and Kenton Drive in Southaven. The sheriff’s department is asking people to “shelter in place and dial 911 for any emergency.”
Further details on the leak have not yet been released.