Images from Chopper11 HD showed gas spewing from an 8-inch underground line that was hit by crews digging in the area around noon. The gas line is owned by Piedmont Natural Gas.
Due to the size of the leak, the gas was visible from the air, and from the ground.
Some detours around gas leak closing NC42E between Glen Laurel & Castleberry. pic.twitter.com/K5xoMv6YTW— Town of Clayton (@TownofClayton) November 23, 2015
There were no evacuations due to the incident.
During the road closure, officials set up detours in the area. The town said in a statement that residents who lived in Fox Ridge or Woodbury were able to return to their homes. Deputies at the road block were assisting people through.
NC-42 later reopened around 2 a.m.
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