Gas leak forces Raleigh road closure

Officials had to close Western Boulevard between Powell Street and Blue Ridge Road while crews worked to repair gas leak

August 31, 2011 9:28:13 AM PDT
A gas leak in Raleigh forced officials to close of busy road Wednesday morning.

According to PSNC Energy, a contractor, who hit a line while working on Western Boulevard, caused the leak.

One nearby business had to be evacuated.

Officials also had to block traffic to Western Boulevard between Blue Ridge Road and Powell Drive, while crews worked to repair the problem.

Just after noon, Western Boulevard was reopened to traffic.

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