DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police say Fayetteville Street was closed Monday during the evening rush-hour and hours later between Umstead Street and Linwood Avenue due to a gas leak.
Motorists were advised to avoid the area, police say. About 20 residents in a one-block radius were evacuated, Durham fire officials said.
Officials said the leak was repaired by 7:30 p.m.
The initial leak was caused by a “third-party” to a Dominion Energy gas line, company officials said.
The road was still closed as of 11:30 p.m. but had reopened by 5 a.m. Tuesday.
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