A South Austin road is back open and six families have returned home Tuesday morning after a gas leak forced officials to order an evacuation in the area Monday night.

Austin police shut down Burleson Road between Mission Hill Drive and Santa Monica Drive after the Texas Gas Service said they got a call at 4:45 p.m. informing them that a contractor had damaged a 12-inch line.

Texas gas said the process to fix the leak took a considerable amount of time because of the size of the pipe. It's not known exactly what project they were working on.