Gas line rupture in Wake Forest causes evacuations and road closures, officials say

Wake County News

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) – The gas leak along Elm Avenue has been sealed and the evacuation order has been lifted for businesses in downtown Wake Forest.

Wake Forest Police closed Elm Avenue near the intersection of South Brooks Street due to a ruptured gas line at 8:43 a.m.

The gas leak on Elm Avenue, caused around 250 people and five downtown businesses to be evacuated. 

Around 9:30 a.m. officials evacuated Wake Forest Town Hall at 301 S. Brooks St., the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre at 405 S. Brooks St., and The Forks Cafeteria at 339 S. Brooks St.

Elm Avenue from South Taylor Street to South Franklin Street remains closed to motorists and pedestrians.

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