Several roads in Frisco were shut down and homes were evacuated because of a natural gas leak. Officials said construction crews working in the area near FM 423 and Eldorado Parkway accidentally cut a 6-inch gas line around 9 a.m.
Frisco firefighters, a hazmat crew and utility workers got to the scene pretty quickly but they are still working to shut off the gas line. Officials said that it may take them all afternoon to shut off the line,Residents who live in the Grayhawk subdivision are being asked to evacuate as a precaution. The homes affected are between Eldorado Parkway, Swan Lake Drive, Cardinal Creek Drive and Daimler Drive. A shelter was set up for those families at Hope Fellowship West on Main Street.
The evacuation area is bordered by: Eldorado Parkway, Swan Lake Drive, Cardinal Creek Drive and Daimler Drive. The line break was initially reported to Little Elm Fire this morning at 9:10 a.m. when construction crews in the area were boring and cut a six-inch gas line.
Frisco Fire, including HAZMAT, has joined the response. Conserve utility crews have been on the scene monitoring levels and working to shut off the gas line. Conserve tells Frisco Fire it could take as many as four hours to cut off gas to the line. Emergency responders remain on the scene and continue to monitor gas levels. A hotline is available for residents at 972-292-6498*.