NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A gas leak has forced officials to evacuate some residents in a Georgia city cleaning up severe damage from a tornado.
City officials in Newnan ordered evacuations for residents and businesses along two streets Sunday morning, saying in social media posts that a large gas leak had made the area unsafe.
Atlanta Gas Light said in a statement its crews were assisting to repair a broken gas line that had been cut by a group of contractors.
It was not immediately known if the gas leak was related to extensive storm damage in the area. The National Weather Service says a powerful EF-4 tornado struck as violent storms rolled through northern Georgia late Thursday and early Friday.