UPDATE: Residents given ‘all clear’ on gas line break

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OKLAHOMA CITY–Authorities say residents are being allowed back into their homes after a cap was put on a broken gas line.

A trackhoe accidentally cut the line near S.E. 17th St. and Byers shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

When fire and ONG officials arrived on scene, they found a high-to-medium pressure gas main had been split.

At the time, houses just south of the line were evacuated.

Fortunately, crews put a cap on the line and residents were given the ‘all clear’ just before 2 p.m.