Officials were forced to close 8 Mile Road after a gas leak was discovered in a storm drain.
Repairs are expected to take two to three hours.
The situation unfolded Wednesday morning at Carlysle and Mayfair streets, near Outer Drive.
Authorities say the homeowner was digging with a backhoe close to the home and hit a gas line.
Employees at the Marathon Oil Refinery on Detroit’s southwest side were evacuated after a suspected gas leak was discovered.
One home was evacuated in a Plymouth Township neighborhood because of a gas leak.
Natural gas began leaking when construction workers broke a two-inch pipe.
A condominium complex in Warren was evacuated Tuesday morning after residents woke up to the smell of natural gas.
A school spokesperson said students have returned to their classrooms after a gas leak scare at Southfield-Lathrup High School Friday morning.
Consumers Energy says it has halted projects throughout Michigan that involve the same drilling method used before a house explosion that killed a 58-year-old Royal Oak man.