Gas company crews, and Ventura County firefighters are on the scene of a natural gas leak on the 1200 block of Newbury Road, in Newbury Park.
The leak was discovered just after 10 a.m. Authorities issued a warning to people within a half mile area of the leak, but then decided widespread evacuations were unnecessary. About 10 to 20 people have been evacuated from mobile homes, and businesses in the immediate vicinity.
At one point, authorities looked at closing the 101 Freeway because of its proximity to the leak area. but decided they didn’t need to take that step.
There no word on how long it will take to repair the broken line.