Gas well blowout causes problem in Eddy Co.

A cloud of gas leaked from a well in Eddy County on Saturday night.

It forced people in Loving and Malaga to remain in their homes and turn off their air conditioners.

This also closed Highway 285 from Higby Hole to Malaga.

The Current-Argus reports the gas came from a well that had a blow out late that night.

Fire services director Robert Brader said that efforts focused on capping the well to stop the leak.