Gas main break in Newnan prompts evacuations

City officials called for the evacuation of a street in Newnan near a gas main break on Sunday.

The city of Newnan shared an urgent message that anyone living near Calhoun Street or Robinson Street within city limits should evacuate due to a "large" gas main break.

Atlanta Gas Light issued a statement saying its crews assisted first responders in repairing a broken gas line. The utility said the line had been cut by a group of contractors.

The city said it was unsafe to stay in that area at approximately 8:30 a.m. and called to evacuate neighborhoods.

Officials did not provide a timeline when it would be safe to return to the area.

Newnan residents are recovering from devestating damage left by an EF-5 tornado on Thursday. 

There is rain forcasted in the area, where many homes still did not have roofs to protect belongings from the elements.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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