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Gas leak in central Lubbock causes 50-60 homes to be evacuated

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

For the second time today, residents are being evacuated from their homes after a gas leak.

Around 2 p.m. officials were notified of the gas leak near the area of 25th Street and Avenue L. A City of Lubbock Utility crew hit the gas line, according to officials.

Lubbock Fire Rescue PIO Kevin Ivy says 50-60 homes have been evacuated in the area between 23rd to 25th Streets and from Ave. K to Ave. L. Emergency crews went door-to-door to notify residents.

Atmos Energy has shut off the line to the leak and is working to repair it as of 5:30 p.m. Once repairs are made, crews will be going door to door to restore service. Residents who are not at home will need to call Atmos and schedule a time to get their service restored.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 is on the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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