Ocean Beach residents on a stretch of Cape May Avenue have been told to evacuate their homes because of a gas leak. Photo via Twitter @SanDiegoPD.

A gas leak forced an evacuation Sunday of an Ocean Beach neighborhood, police said.

The leak was reported at about 4:45 p.m. at 4700 Cape May Ave., and the north side of the street was evacuated, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Residents on the south side of the street were asked to shelter in place, the SDPD said.

The police said it was not known when the evacuated residents could return to their homes.

No further information was immediately available.

— City News Service

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