ALVIN, Texas – A gas leak shut down part of a highway and prompted an evacuation Wednesday in Alvin.
The leak was reported about 3 p.m. near State Highway 6 and McCormick Street after a construction crew hit a gas line, which caused the leak, officials said.
The state Transportation Department said the highway was closed between McCormick and East 1/2 streets.
Alvin police said that people were evacuated from one business in the area.
Police said the leak may take up to 5 hours to repair.
Officials said no injuries have been reported.
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