Severe thunderstorms Wednesday evening toppled a tree onto a residential gas line in Woodbury, prompting police to evacuate 15 homes.
Authorities responded to a reported gas leak on the 7400 block of Chesham Lane just before 6 p.m. Amid strong winds and rain, a tree limb severed the underground gas line. No one was injured.
Authorities partly evacuated the neighborhood as a precaution, said Woodbury police Sgt. Matt Foucault. Residents waited in their cars or at nearby homes.
Xcel Energy was on the scene trying to cap the leak, he said. It wasn’t known when people could return to their homes.
Power outages were reported throughout the metro area due to the passing storm.