RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh police said Thursday afternoon that a part of McDowell Street in downtown Raleigh had reopened after a gas leak in the area led to its closure.
The street was closed from Hargett to Hillsborough streets.
Police said West Hargett Street between Fayetteville and South Salisbury Streets remained closed Thursday evening due to a morning gas leak that led to the evacuation of five buildings downtown.
The leak was contained in abou two hours. People were let back into the buildings around 10 a.m.
At about 7:44 a.m., fire crews said they were called to the 100 block of West Hargett St. in reference to a gas leak and hazmat situation.
They determined it was in the area of Hargett Street and Salisbury Street.
Fire officials said five nearby buildings were evacuated out of an abundance of caution, but did not specify which ones.
Police said they did not know of any injuries from the gas leak and that no one that was evacuated left the scene.
Fire crews are investigating the cause of the gas leak.
Crews from Dominion Energy were also called to the scene, according to the fire department.
Dominion Energy said crews are working to isolate the leak and make any repairs.
They plan to release more information at it becomes available.