Wade Avenue reopens after gas leak

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Wade Avenue has reopened after a gas leak Thursday afternoon. The leak happened near the intersection of St. Mary’s Street and resulted in a closure from the 900 block of Wade Avenue down to Glenwood Avenue.

A 4-inch gas main was struck. A temporary fix was made with a clamp, officials said. Two or three people were evacuated and others were asked to shelter in place.

St. Mary’s Street and some others will remain closed. Raleigh police and Dominion Energy have remained on scene, officials said.

Raleigh police have been asked to assist with evacuating residents and businesses around the area.

This is the fifth reported gas leak in Wake County in the past week after four others were reported in Cary.

HAZMAT units have been dispatched to help clean up the leak.

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