A gas leak in Acadia Parish is forcing sheriff's office officials to order the evacuation of residents within a one-mile radius of La Fosse Road and Everglade Road near Morse.

Officials are asking resident to turn off the gas in their homes before leaving.

Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson Maxine Trahan says there are no homes within the immediate area of the gas leak, but because the wind is blowing south, residents are being evacuated as a precaution.

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