Authorities are asking residents to avoid the intersection of Bass Boulevard and West Business 83 in Harlingen as they continue to try shut off a massive gas leak.
The leak was reported at a pipeline at the northwest corner of that intersection around 11 a.m. Monday.
Neighbors from nearby trailer parks and homes left the area voluntarily as Harlingen firefighters and crews responded to the scene.
Cameron County Sheriff's Department deputies and Harlingen police are rerouting traffic out of the area.
Authorities are asking residents to avoid the intersection whil they work to shut off the leak.