UPDATE (6:13 p.m.) - The roads have been reopened and evacuations lifted.
(3:20 p.m.) - A construction crew struck a large gas line in Goleta on Monday, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
It happened at about 1:30 p.m. in the area of Hollister Ave. and Orange Ave.
Evacuation order for the 100 block of Orange Ave in Goleta due to a gas leak. Hollister Ave is closed. Exit the area via Mandrin Ave.— SBCountyOEM (@SBCountyOEM) August 3, 2020
Orden de Evacuacion en el bloque 100 de Orange Ave in Goleta debido a una fuga de gas. Hollister Ave esta cerrado. Desaloje por Mandrin Ave. https://t.co/LNPyVTvQvo
Authorities evacuated nearby buildings as a result of the gas leak, and traffic was being diverted around the 100 block of Orange Avenue. City officials said Hollister Ave. was also closed in both directions between Magnolia and Fairview.
Gas company crews have been called to fix the leak.
People are being asked to avoid the area.