MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Merced roadway has been shut down and some stores evacuated as authorities investigate a gas leak.
Fire, police, and PG&E personnel are at the scene of the leak across the street from Merced Mall.
Merced police say R Street between Olive Avenue and Loughborough Drive is currently closed.
Customers and staff from the 99 Cent and Food 4 Less stores have been evacuated.
(This story is developing and will be updated.)