Broken gas line repaired after leak causes evacuations in Downtown Austin

People inside the Faulk Central Library in Downtown Austin were told to leave after a gas leak nearby. (KXAN: Paul Shelton)

AUSTIN (KXAN)- Crews with the Texas Gas Service have completed repairs to a broken gas line in downtown Austin.

The Austin Fire Department closed the section between Guadalupe and Nueces Streets and between 9th and 10th Streets around 10:30 a.m. Saturday after a construction crew hit a gas line at 9th and San Antonio Streets.

The Faulk Central Library was also closed and people inside were told to leave.

Crews made repairs to the gas line around 4:30 a.m. Sunday after isolating the leak and shutting the gas off.

Some customers may still be without gas as crews go around to affected areas to check meters. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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