Evacuation in the immediate area of West 11th Street and Martha Berry after gas line hit

Rome police officers and Rome-Floyd firefighters block off West 11th Street on Thursday morning after construction crews caused a gas leak at a site next to The Shoe Box on Martha Berry Highway. Atlanta Gas Light crews came on the scene to fix it.

Businesses surrounding the immediate area of a construction site on West 11th Street and Martha Berry Boulevard were evacuated around 10:20 a.m. Thursday after a construction crew hit a gas line.

The damage to the gas line was minor, said Rome-Floyd Fire Department Sgt. Scott Linley, but first responders evacuated nearby businesses and blocked West 11th Street to traffic.

Atlanta Gas Light was called in to repair the line and the evacuation was lifted a short time later.

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