Residents evacuated due to gas main break

Atmos Energy crews responding to the gas line break.

Amarillo Fire Department has evacuated a one block radius of Polk due to a break in a main gas line.

Atmos Energy is on scene to shut off the gas and repair the line however it could take several hours.

According to Captain Jacob Oehlert, construction workers were digging in the 2500 block of Polk and hit the line.

AFD has declared the situation a level 2 Hazmat and asking residents to avoid the area.