Lower Valley Gas Leak
EL PASO - Eight families were evacuated from their apartments after a gas leak at the Corte Bella Apartments on the 600 block of Carolina Drive.
The El Paso Fire Department responded to the apartments at about 5:15pm after receiving calls from residents of a strong smell of gas in the area.
Firefighters said they evacuated eight apartments toward the back of the complex as a precaution. Sun Metro buses were on site to help keep people warm
Texas Gas Service was called to repair the ruptured line. The fire department said wind aided them in helping get gas out of the area.
They say nobody was hurt and residents were allowed back into their homes before 10:00pm.