Houses evacuated after gas leak in Old Metairie, Nola.com reports

Houses evacuated after gas leak in Old Metairie, Nola.com reports
Gas leak in Metairie/Old Jefferson (Source: FOX 8)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - At least 10 homes in Old Jefferson were evacuated on Monday afternoon after a gas leak, according to a report from Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.

The East Bank Consolidated Fire Department and Atmos Energy are on the scene, the report said.

The leak was reported around 3 p.m. in the 100 block of Addison St. after a contractor hit a gas line.

“It’s a pretty good amount. It’s definitely noticeable in the area,” fire department Deputy Chief Chris Henderson told Nola.com.

As of 3:50 p.m., Atmos Energy was working to fix the leak.

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