Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation in Bryan

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Fire crews evacuated two homes in the 1400 block of Skrivanek Drive in Bryan just before noon on Saturday. The Bryan Fire Department says construction crews working in the area hit a three inch gas line, causing a leak.

Hollowhill Drive at East 29th Street and Villa Maria at East 29th Street were blocked off to traffic for about an hour.

Officials said a strong gas odor could be smelled throughout the neighborhood The Bryan Fire Department Battalion Chief Fred Taylor said as precaution, they asked residents in the area not to start their vehicles or ignite any fires.

Crews from Atmos Energy were able to stop the leak and re-open the line around 1 p. m.