Gas leak briefly evacuates Wilson Street

Firefighters and police were called to the 600-block of Wilson at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday for a minor gas leak caused by construction crews. The area got the all-clear by 12:30 p.m.

One block of Wilson Street in Vic West was evacuated this morning, when construction crews hit a gas line while digging near the road.

“We (evacuate) as a precaution,” said platoon Capt. Wayne Moody with Victoria Fire Department. “We’ll evacuate the whole block depending on the wind.”

Firefighters and police were called to the 600-block of Wilson at about 11:30 a.m. The leak was not serious, Moody said, and the leak was crimped shut before 12:30 p.m.

Traffic was briefly detoured from the area, but the road was reopened at 12:30. There were no injuries.

“Everything’s a happy ending,” Moody said.

ecardone@vicnews.com

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