KITCHENER -- Around two dozen homes were evacuated in Rockwood due to a gas leak.

It happened around 3 p.m. on Wednesday in the area of Pick Road and Taylor Avenue.

Police say the homes were evacuated after a natural gas line was hit by construction crews.

“When our officers and fire department arrived we found a backhoe had caught a four-inch natural gas line,” said Const. Kirk MacDonald of the OPP. “No damage to homes and no injuries.”

Enbridge Gas was on scene into the night making repairs.