An area of south Independence was being evacuated late Thursday as a precaution after a gas line break.

An area of south Independence was being evacuated late Thursday as a precaution after a gas line break.

Independence police said Missouri Gas Energy crews are on the scene. A vehicle struck a gas main. The first call to police came at 9:39 p.m.

The area being evacuated was east of Phelps Road from 43rd Street to 44th Place.