MERCED, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A contractor making repairs on a street in Merced created a gas leak when they struck a line Monday afternoon, according to Merced Fire Department.
The leak began shortly after 4 p.m. in the area of Olive Avenue and Loughborough Drive. An emergency road closure was put in place – but has since been lifted.
People in nearby businesses were forced to evacuate the area – but those have since returned to normal operations.
No injuries were reported.