UPDATE: The Eunice City Marshal's Office says the roads are now open and residents are able to return to their homes.

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There is a major gas leak in  Eunice between North 8th & 9th Streets at Vine Street.

Roads in an eight-block area have been closed to traffic and some homes and businesses have been evacuated by police and fireman.

Citizens have been urged to avoid the area.

We will continue to follow this developing story.