Monday, March 31, 2014 | 1:05 p.m.
Area of gas leak
Construction crews struck a natural gas pipe today near Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard, causing traffic to be shut down and area businesses to be evacuated.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded about 11:30 a.m. to reports of the crew hitting a 4-inch gas line at 4910 Vegas Drive and causing a leak. Small businesses at the intersection were evacuated and the roads were closed for about an hour, Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said.
The gas line was shut off about 12:45 p.m. and the roads are being reopened, Szymanski said.