Gas leak causes evacuations, road closures in Silver Spring

Gas crews have contained a natural gas leak in Silver Spring Monday afternoon.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted a backhoe struck a 4-inch high pressure natural gas line at a library construction site on Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street.

Piringer says the gas leak did not cause any fires and there were no injuries.

The area was evacuated and several streets were closed or blocked off.