LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Residents in a neighborhood near downtown New Albany were evacuated for a short time Tuesday morning because of a gas leak.

According to New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey, a construction company struck a gas line at East 13th Street and Ekin Avenue around 9 a.m. Several residents were asked to evacuate, temporally, as a precaution. He said  the gas was then turned off in that area.

Jones Elementary School is about a block from the gas leak, but the school is not in session because of fall break.

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