York City Fire Assistant Chief Patrick Rose said all residents were allowed back into their homes at 11a.m.

Prospect Street was reopened to traffic as of 5:45 p.m., said Rachel Ford, spokeswoman for Columbia Gas.

Previously reported

A neighborhood in York City was evacuated Wednesday morning after crews working on a street project struck a gas line.

York City fire crews were called to Prospect Street near Charles Street at 7:11 a.m. after a Stewart and Tate employee cutting trenches in the road for a project struck a gas line, according to York City Fire Assistant Chief Patrick Rose.

Fifteen homes were evacuated in the 400 and 500 blocks of Prospect Street, Rose said.

The smell of gas was detectable within a block of the leak, Rose said.

"You could hear it, we could go right to the spot," he said.

No one was hurt, and most residents were expected to be allowed to return to their homes within an hour or two, he said. Some of the houses in the area were vacant, while others had multiple people living in them, so Rose wasn't sure how many people were evacuated. Most of the residents simply left the area, and no evacuation center was set up, he said.

Columbia Gas crews were on the scene repairing the line at 8:15 a.m., Rose said.