From the Rome News-Tribune:
“The fire department is reporting they have discovered the source of the natural gas odor reported in the south of the county this morning. A gas company contractor was attempting to burn off an amount of mercaptan, the chemical that gives commercial natural gas its odor, according to Fire Chief Troy Brock. The weather caused that odor to remain closer to the ground and the amount of the odor spread over much of the southern portion of Floyd County.” Expanded report
We’re tracking reports of a gas leak in the southern end of Floyd County at 10 a.m. The leak is being reported just as a storm moves into the region as well.
What we know so far:
From Floyd E-911:
The gas leak is somewhere in the southern part of Floyd County. At 10 a.m., crews were still searching for it.
From Rome Schools:
Rome City Schools Officials are aware that a gas leak has been reported in the area. At this time, all Rome City schools are still in session. We will continue to monitor the situation.
From Georgia Northwestern Technical College:
GNTC Alert: FCC- City of Rome is investigating a gas leak near campus. No action needed for now. Monitor ALERT and social media for further instructions.