NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Emergency crews have responded to the scene of a gas leak in Nashville that prompted evacuations.
It happened at 1221 Bryan Street. Piedmont Gas said 40 homes (all within a three-block radius) were evacuated and roads in the area were shut down - that's in Old Hickory at 12th and 13th streets.
A source said Nashville Electric Service was digging in the area at the time of the leak. They have not confirmed that it was one of their crews but they are looking into it.
Piedmont was working to to the get the gas line turned off. After that, it was expected to take about an hour for it to dissipate enough before repairs can start and allow homeowners back in.
Firefighters and and Piedmont Gas representatives said they would then go house to house to turn the pilot light off in the evacuated homes.
We are hoping to let people on the outer boundaries of the evacuated area return home within the hour. Homes closer to the rupture will require us to check the home with air monitors to make sure it is safe. pic.twitter.com/dmBYfDNgBK— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) February 14, 2018
Residents were allowed to return to their homes at about 8:30p.m. Tuesday.