Gas Leak Closes Intersection, Prompts Evacuation of 6 Buildings in Downtown Dallas

Buildings cleared for re-entry just before 1 p.m., DFR says

Six buildings evacuated after a gas line was ruptured in Downtown Dallas Monday morning are cleared to reopen, officials say.

Dallas-Fire Rescue officials said a 6-inch line was hit in a parking lot near the intersection of Pearl and Flora streets, prompting an evacuation of six nearby buildings and the closure of several adjacent intersections.

DFR said Pearl Street, from Woodall Rodgers to San Jacinto, and Ross Avenue, from Olive Street to Jack Evans, were closed to traffic while the gas line was shut off.

Just before 1 p.m., DFR's hazmat response said it was safe to return to the buildings.

All streets, DFR said, with the exception of Flora Street, between Pearl and Olive, are being reopened to traffic.

It is not clear how long it will take to repair the ruptured line.

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