Waxahachie residents in the 100 block of Kirven Avenue were evacuated Thursday morning after crews punctured a natural gas line. Barson Utilities subcontractors punctured the line while excavating Kirven Avenue.
Emergency responders received the call at about 9 a.m.
“The contractor was digging and they hit a two-inch gas line and ruptured it. It was significant enough that we needed to block the street and evacuate the immediate area,” Waxahachie Fire Department Battalion Chief John Rodgers said. “About eight residents were at home at the time of the rupture.”
Rodgers said first responders conducted a house-by-house search to notify and evaucate residents.
Kirven Avenue is one of six streets that are part of the city’s capital improvement program. The work on the road is a total rehabilitation of the water and sewer lines, storm drainage system, sidewalks and street pavement.
The rupture in the line was repaired by 11:30 a.m.