Street reopens, 40 residents allowed back in their homes after crews repair Durham gas leak

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – About 40 people were evacuated from their homes and a road was closed in Durham as crews worked to repair a gas leak.

The leak happened near the intersection of Gregson and Demerius streets. Gregson Street was closed between West Knox and Green streets. The closure lasted several hours, authorities said.

Demerius Street was also closed between North Duke Street and Dollar Avenue, according to a news release from the fire department.

About 40 residents were also evacuated.

The Durham Fire Department had 18 people on scene providing fire protection as Dominion Energy worked to stop the leak, which happened when a line was struck during underground utility work, the release said.

The road was reopened and residents were allowed back in their homes by midnight.

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