Barrow County Emergency Services is advising citizens to avoid the intersection of Highway 124 and Highway 211.
"A gas line has been hit and is leaking," commented Lieutenant Scott Dakin. "We have closed the intersection and evacuated nearby businesses until the leak can be contained."
Firefighters will remain on scene until the area is safe. A gas company repair crew is responding at this time. It is unknown at this time how long the area will be closed.