About 10 houses were evacuated after a digger struck a gas main in Pahiatua.
Source: 1 NEWS
Emergency services were called to Kauri Place in the Hawke's Bay town to deal with the situation at about 1.40pm today, the Fire Service says.
The local gas company was at the scene fixing the leak.
Police said they were notified at about 2pm and were assisting at the scene.