FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Residents were allowed back in their homes late Monday afternoon and a road was later reopened after a gas leak in western Fayetteville on Monday.
Around 2:45 p.m. Monday, units with the Stoney Point Fire Department and Fayetteville Fire Department responded to the area of Stoney Point Road near Amour Drive.
According to the Fayetteville Fire Department, Stoney Point Road was closed at Grimes Road and Barefoot Road.
Around 5:20 p.m., the gas leak was still active and officials said Stoney Point Road would be closed up to 9:20 p.m. because of the continued leak. However, the road reopened around 6:15 p.m.
Earlier Monday, crews working on the Interstate 295 extension cut a 6-inch gas line.
Monday evening, Piedmont Natural Gas crews were installing a line to bypass the cut pipe, according to T.J. McLamb, Fayetteville fire marshal.
Air monitoring determined by around 5 p.m. that it was safe for evacuated residents to return home, McLamb said.
The exact address provided by the Fayetteville Fire Department for the gas leak was 7969 Stoney Point Road.
During the road closure, motorists were told to find alternate routes and stay clear of the area.