Gas leak evacuates Cameron Park Zoo

Posted at 6:31 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 19:31:14-04

A portion of Cameron Park Zoo was evacuated Monday morning after a construction worker cut a gas line.

Officials at the zoo said it happened shortly after 9 a.m. Zoo staff immediately cornered off the area, near the Brazos River Country and the Herpetarium exhibits.

Zoo staff said a construction crew was working on a new exhibit when the line was accidentally cut.

Visitors and animals nearby were moved away from the area as a safety precaution.

The exhibits were reopened by 1:30 p.m.

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