Gas leak east of Clayton closes key road, 1 store evacuated

Johnston County News

ARCHER LODGE, N.C. (WNCN) — A gas leak near Clayton Tuesday afternoon caused a business evacuated and a road to be closed, officials said.

The incident was reported around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of N.C. 42 east and Buffalo Road.

Both directions of N.C. 42 are closed. A detour has been set up in the area.

CVS Pharmacy was evacuated, officials with Archer Lodge Fire said.

Officials at the scene said the leak could take all night to repair.

No injuries have been reported.

The road reopened at about 10:15 p.m.

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