DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Homes and businesses along Newkirk Road between Crown Road and Royal Lane were evacuated this afternoon after a construction crew hit a gas line.

The line west of I-35 just south of 635 is being worked on and people should be able go home soon, according to Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evan.

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The area isn’t in the exclusion zone, which has had issues leading up to and since a fatal house explosion caused by a gas leak.

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CBS 11 News has reached out and is waiting for a statement from Atmos.

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