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Suwannee County to have loud noises from natural gas release

Posted at 2:30 AM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-01 22:37:12-04

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Suwannee County Sheriff's Office is advising people not to be alarmed if they hear loud noises coming from a controlled release of natural gas Monday and Tuesday.

Florida Gas Transmission notified the sheriff the company will be doing maintenance work in Suwannee County on April 2 and 3, 2018, the sheriff said in a Facebook post.

"This process includes the controlled release of natural gas, which will result in a loud noise for about 6 hours beginning at approximately 8:00 AM," the post said. "You may smell an odor, which is from an additive in the gas, during the time of the release."

The post continued: "THIS IS A CONTROLLED OPERATION - DO NOT BE ALARMED!"

People are advised to avoid the area near the release (5293 284th St, Branford). Florida Gas will have signs posted to limit access.

Questions should be directed to Florida Gas at 1-800-238-5066.