Gas leak prompts closure of San Diego zoo

A gas line leak has prompted the evacuation and closure of the San Diego Zoo for a day while crews work to repair it

SAN DIEGO -- A broken gas line has prompted the evacuation and closure of the San Diego Zoo for a day while crews work to repair it.

City officials say many museums in Balboa Park were also closed because gas had to be shut off to them.

San Diego Gas & Electric said in a statement that crews controlled the leak by 10:46 a.m. and were working on assessing the damage and restoring service.

It was unclear when the zoo and surrounding museums would reopen. The zoo and museums in the park are a major San Diego tourist attraction.