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Gas leak north of downtown Raleigh capped

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Gas leak north of downtown Raleigh

Firefighters evacuated an area along Peace Street between N. Blount Street and N. Person Street north of downtown Raleigh Thursday because of a natural gas leak.

Pictures from Chopper 11 showed workers using excavation equipment to get at the broken pipe.

A drilling rig used to put wire and pipes under pavement was parked nearby, so it appears utility workers hit the gas line.

The leak was capped around 3 p.m. and people were allowed to return.

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