Officials with Georgia Pacific are warning that work in the near future could create an odor that some residents find offensive.

GP-Crossett Spokesperson Jennifer King said the company will be putting a new gas line in the area of Mill Road into service in the coming weeks.

As part of that work, the company will have to purge the old gas line, which is set to happen Oct. 2.

The process will include filling the old line with nitrogen and removing the natural gas from it, King said.

“Depending on how much wind there is and if things don’t go as planned, there may be a natural gas smell for a brief period of time in Crossett,” she said.

“It is probably not an emergency in this particular case, but I understand it is an alarming smell.”

King said anyone who smells the gas can contact her at 870-567-8422.

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