A construction crew working in Phoenix hit a gas line Wednesday morning, causing a leak that prompted the lock-down of Phoenix High School and the evacuation of neighboring houses, fire officials said.

A construction crew working in Phoenix hit a gas line Wednesday morning, causing a leak that prompted the lock-down of Phoenix High School and the evacuation of neighboring houses, fire officials said.

Jackson County Fire District No. 5 Capt. Bob Holt said workers struck the roughly 2-inch line while digging at around 10 a.m.

Rose Street was closed between Cheryl Lane and Bolz Road until utility crews could shut down and fix the line. The repairs took about 45 minutes.