HERCULES (CBS SF)– A Hercules neighborhood was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a gas leak, but crews were able to cap the leak, according to Contra Costa County emergency officials.

An evacuation was ordered at 9:51 a.m. between North and South Front streets. The gas leak was in the area of San Pablo and Sycamore avenues, county officials said.

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Evacuees were sent to Duck Pond Park on Sycamore Avenue. An automated warning phone call was issued that said anyone evacuating should not use their car to avoid ignition sources.

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KCBS reporter Dave Padilla went to the scene and was told a third-party construction crew, where row-houses are being built, hit a four-inch gas line around 8:30 a.m.

PG&E remained at the scene after the leak was capped at about 10:45.

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