Published: May 10, 2010 9:32 PM EDT

ESTERO, Fla. - Approximately six homes in Estero were evacuated following reports of a gas leak, which was reported around 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 10, 2010.

Authorities are at the scene of a ruptured 3/4-inch gas line in the West Bay Community. It has been reported that landscape workers were digging in the area of Nature's Cove Court when they accidentally struck the gas line. One home's gas supply was affected by the mishap.

TECO is on-scene and a crew is in the process of performing repairs; the gas supply to the area was cut around 12:10 p.m.

Residents of the area surrounding the site of the gas leak were evacuated and moved down the street due to the risk of explosion/fire; authorities were in the process of creating a temporary shelter for the residents when the gas line was capped. Residents have been allowed to return to their homes.