Gas leak prompted brief evacuation of buildings, road closures in Silver Spring

A gas leak has prompted at least one office building and one bank to be evacuated and some roads are blocked in Silver Spring Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: MCFRS/Twitter)

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJLA) - A six-story office building was temporarily evacuated and area roads blocked due to a gas leak in Silver Spring Tuesday afternoon.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said around 2 p.m. Tuesday that the Silver Spring Gateway office building, located in the 8700 block of Georgia Avenue at Fenwick Lane, had been evacuated as first-responders investigated and dealt with the gas leak.

Other nearby buildings and businesses such as the M&T Bank were also temporarily evacuated.

The scene was cleared and occupants were allowed back into the buildings just after 3 p.m.