Gas leak reported at 34th St. and Llewellyn Ave. in Norfolk

Posted at 12:21 PM, Aug 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-20 12:21:51-04

Norfolk, Va. – Norfolk Fire-Rescue units are currently responding to a natural gas leak at the corner of 34th Street and Llewellyn Avenue.

According to Norfolk Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Julian Williamson, the leak was caused by a backhoe that hit the gas line while digging.

Firefighters are currently performing air quality sampling in the area and they have placed hose lines in place as a precaution.

One home has been evacuated as a precaution.

The 3300 block of Llewellyn Avenue is blocked from all traffic at this time.