Gas leak prompts evacuation - KLFY News 10

Gas leak prompts evacuation


Some Opelousas residents got quite a scare this morning after a gas leak prompted dozens of residents to be evacuated. The leak happened just before eight o'clock this morning at the corner of Leo and Oak streets.

According to assistant fire Chief Charles Mason, city crews were performing street repairs when they struck and ruptured a gas line. Residents in a two-block perimeter were evacuated while the leak was being repaired. One resident was just arriving home when all the chaos broke out. Eric Richard said when he was driving up to his house he saw all the fire trucks.

Richard wasn't sure what was going on but rests easy knowing fire, police and gas crews were working hard to fix the problem. Centerpoint Energy capped the leak five hours after it broke. All residents have returned home.

Motorists are urged to use caution when driving around Leo and Oak streets as work on the street is taking place. 


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