NOFD: High-pressure gas leak under control in Mid-City neighborhood

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NEW ORLEANS — Around 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a high-pressure gas leak in Mid-City.

The gas leak was reported at 222 N. Alexander Street.

Upon arrival, firefighters learned a high-pressure gas line had been ruptured by a construction crew working on the site.

N. Alexander St. gas leak

The NOFD immediately began evacuating homes within one block of the leak, out of caution.

By 9:30 a.m. Entergy crews had shut off the gas line, allowing residents to return to their homes.

No injuries were reported in this incident.

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