Crash causes gas leak in downtown Pittsboro

June 3, 2013 6:35:53 AM PDT
Authorities in Chatham County had to close down part of downtown Pittsboro Monday morning after a vehicle hit a gas meter.

The accident caused a gas leak on West Street near the traffic circle.

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PSNC Energy crews were called around 8:45 a.m. to shut off the gas.

At least one store near the scene may have been evacuated, according to PSNC spokeswoman Angela Townsend.

Crews are currently working to replace the meter. It is unclear when the road will reopen.

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