Portion of North Lake Boulevard along Lake Tahoe evacuated due to gas leak

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TAHOE VISTA, Calif. (KTXL) — A mile-long stretch of road along the north shore of Lake Tahoe was closed off and evacuated Tuesday due to a gas leak, fire officials reported.

The Placer County Sheriff’s office said the “major high pressure gas leak” was reported in the area of North Lake Boulevard and east Agatam Avenue.

“We need anyone in a half mile radius of that intersection to immediately and safely evacuate. Please stay west of the Tahoe Vista Marina,” the sheriff’s office wrote.