By Richard Todd email
UPDATE (FOX19) - After a major gas leak that caused a small evacuation and the closing of part of Springfield Pike in Woodlawn, Duke Energy was able to repair the problem in fewer than three hours after it happened. Springfield Pike was reopened soon after that.
UPDATE (FOX19) - The evacuation of several streets in Woodlawn has now been canceled. The authorities there are telling people who show up at the Armory that Duke Energy now believes they will have the problem fixed much earlier than expected, so the heat will be on in their houses in the next hour or two. People are now being told to go home and wait for that to happen.
Springfield Pike is still closed between Grove and Bonham.
The homes that were previously being evacuated were ones that lost their gas service on streets leading from that stretch of Springfield Pike.