The Galveston Fire Department on Wednesday stopped a gas leak near 12th and Market streets, city spokeswoman Jaree Fortin said.

The University of Texas Medical Branch evacuated one building as a precaution, spokesman Kurt Koopmann said. The building, which contains office space, faces Market Street and is between 12th and 13th streets, Koopmann said.

Market Street was closed between 11th and 13th streets but reopened shortly after the leak stopped Wednesday afternoon, Fortin said.

The city advised East End residents during the leak that the gas might create a strong odor in the air because of the direction of the wind.

Samantha Ketterer: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter at @sam_kett 



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