PLAINVIEW, Texas — Officials in Plainview asked residents Thursday morning to evacuate an area of town due a gas leak. At 1:05 p.m. Thursday, officials said the leak was contained and shortly after 5:00, remaining evacuations were ended.

At one point residents on or between Joliet & Nassau and between 5th & 7th Streets were evacuated along with 6th Street between Joliet and Denver. Shelters were set up at the PISD complex and the Church of Christ at 808 Columbia Street.

“The leak was caused by a third party contractor, and [the] investigation is still ongoing,” the city said. “No injuries were reported, and no property damage was reported.”

The following is a statement from the City of Plainview which was sent during the evacuations:

Gas Leak Notification

A gas leak has currently been detected near Oakland Street and Denver Street between 5th Street and 8th Street in Plainview. Houses in the area will need to evacuate immediately.

Those needing shelter may go to the PISD Board Room, 2407 Yonkers Street or 9th & Columbia Church of Christ, 808 Columbia Street. If anyone needs assistance to get to the shelter, call the Plainview Police Department at 806.296.1182.

The area is currently blocked and citizens are urged to avoid the area until further notice.

City of Plainview Fire, Police and Public Works Department are currently on scene, as well as Atmos Energy. Currently, no injuries have been reported.

Citizens will be notified via local and regional media, City of Plainview’s Facebook page, Plainview Alerts and social media when evacuations orders have been lifted.