Gas leak prompts evacuations off Monument Avenue

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Wednesday afternoon, several homes were evacuated just off Monument Avenue after a gas line ruptured.

The Department of Public Utilities confirms this happened just before 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Westmoreland Street and Bromley Lane.

The gas is currently shut off in the area as Public Utilities works to fix the gas line.

We're told 15 homes were evacuated as a precaution. Those people have since been allowed back inside.

Copyright 2011 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.