Gas leak at construction site prompts evacuation of some homes in Montgomery County

A gas leak at a construction site in Montgomery County has prompted the evacuation of some homes in the Clarksburg area.

Officials say a 3-inch high-pressure gas main was hit by excavator around 8:30 a.m. in the area a Green Poplar Loop. Several nearby homes have been evacuated and other homes under construction are being checked.

Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service

Several roads in the area have been closed. This is a developing story. Stay with us for updates.