Denton gas leak prompts daycare evacuation

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A gas leak in Denton Wednesday morning prompted street closures and forced a daycare to evacuate.

The Denton Police Department said workers hit a gas main just before 9 a.m. on Locust Street.  They immediately shut down the street between Sycamore and Hickory streets.

People in the area were evacuated as a precaution, including about 200 children at the First United Methodist Church’s daycare.

Police said the kids were all safely moved to the lobby of a nearby Wells Fargo bank. They were allowed to return to their classrooms once they were given the "all clear" around 10:30 a.m.

No gas was found in the church, police said.