Update: Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow says they have capped the gas leak and that residents are returning to their homes. He says workers are still on the scene "working to repair it completely."


Residents Leo and Oak Streets in Opelousas are being evacuated at this time due to a possible gas leak.

Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow said the City's Street Department was performing some type of construction in the area when they hit a gas line.

Fire department officials asked police to evacuate the area as a precaution.

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