Emergency crews are responding to a reported gas leak at near Bryan Street in Old Hickory.

Officials say Piedmont Natural Gas has located the leak and are working to contain it.

Nashville Fire Dept. evacuated 60 to 70 homes in the area of 13th and Bryan Street because of the leak.

For residents returning please open your windows for 15-20 minutes to allow any smell of natural gas to dissipate. The gas line is shut down.— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) February 14, 2018
We are hoping to let people on the outer boundaries of the evacuated area return home within the hour. Homes closer to the rupture will require us to check the home with air monitors to make sure it is safe. pic.twitter.com/dmBYfDNgBK— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) February 14, 2018

According to a spokeswoman from Piedmont, the line was ruptured by a third party that dug into the pipeline.

No injuries were reported, and the scene is considered "safe" at this time.

Crews are working to repair the pipeline, and residents were allowed to return to their homes around 9 p.m.

Stay with News4 for updates on this developing story.

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