A gas leak shut down a part of Highway 6 in Alvin on Wednesday afternoon. 

According to the Alvin Police Department, a company was doing construction and cut a gas line.

The roads on Highway 6 at Second Street are shut down in both directions. It isn't known when they will reopen, but police said it could take hours to repair. 

Alvin PD confirmed one business was evacuated, but employees have since been told they can re-enter.