HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – Nearly two dozen homes in a Hollywood neighborhood were evacuated Wednesday morning after a gas line was accidentally cut.

A Hollywood Public Works crew was working in the 1800 block of Lee Street around 8:30 a.m. when they mistakenly cut a four inch natural gas main which caused a significant leak.

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The area impacted by the leak went from North Federal Highway to 24th Avenue and one street north and south of Lee Street.

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Residents of approximately 20 homes in the area, along with guests at Summer Cove Motel, were either evacuated or told to stay indoors.

Due to the heat, a hazardous materials team from the Broward Sheriff’s Office assisted Hollywood Fire Rescue in clearing the area around the leak so it could be capped.

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The line was repaired shortly before noon.