Atmos Energy announced they will flare natural gas in Lubbock Wednesday morning (Nov. 7th).

Contractors will be replacing valves on a section of a natural gas pipeline at 9:30 a.m., located at the intersection of 82nd Street & Frankford Avenue.

According to an Atmos Energy press release, "flaring" safely burns natural gas from a specific section of pipeline so contractors can work on the pipe.

Drivers should expect delays and should avoid the area if possible. Residents in the area will notice a moderate noise and large flame for about an hour, Atmos Energy said.

Lubbock first responders, 9-1-1 operators and city officials has been advised of the flaring.