Car hits East Memphis house, causes gas leak
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A car caused a gas leak by running into a house in East Memphis, forcing officials to evacuate nearby homes.
The car lost control and hit the house at 1268 S. Perkins sometimes between 8 and 9 p.m., damaging the gas line. No injuries were reported to officials.
Officers did evacuate nearby homes and diverted traffic in a one-block radius.
Memphis Police contacted MLGW. A WREG photographer at the scene reported a strong gas smell in the area.
The issue was resolved, and all lanes of traffic were reopened around 9:58 p.m.