Update 8:13 AM: Workers have been allowed back into the building. MLGW is on the scene evaluating the situation.
(Memphis) A reported gas leak in an operating room forced the evacuation of Le Bonheur East Surgery Center.
Workers called the Memphis Fire Dept. around 7:15 a.m. to report the odor of natural gas.
The facility is located at 786 Estate Place just off Poplar Ave. in East Memphis. This is a satellite facility and not the main hospital in the Medical District.
News Channel 3 is en route to the surgery center. More information will be released as it becomes available.