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Apex gas leak forces evacuation of day care

Posted November 18, 2013

— Gas leaking from a 4-inch gas line in Apex Monday morning forced authorities to evacuate a nearby day care center.

The leak was reported at about 10:45 a.m. at 2051 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive. PSNC Energy was able to shut gas off shortly afternoon, but there was no word on when the gas line would be repaired.

About 90 children at a nearby Bright Horizons day care center were moved to the Eva Perry Regional Library as a precaution, police said. Any parents picking up their children were told to go to the library.

All other businesses on Shepherd's Vineyard Way were closed, and the employees were told to stay inside, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Shepherd’s Vineyard Way was closed to traffic between U.S. Highway 64 and Old Raleigh Road until about 12:30 p.m.

PSNC and Apex police were trying to determine the cause of the leak Monday afternoon.

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  • Obamacare for one and all Nov 18, 2013

    Sneaky WRAL.....very sneaky. This morning's version of the article blamed a construction crew for hitting the line.

  • lewiskr45 Nov 18, 2013

    These construction crews sure hit a lot of gas lines. Do they even contact PSNC Energy prior to digging?-Obamacare for one and all

    "PSNC and Apex police were trying to determine the cause of the leak Monday afternoon."

    There was no mention of any construction crews in the article...unless you have a first hand account to add.

  • Obamacare for one and all Nov 18, 2013

    Probably not a good time to step outside for a smoke break.

  • Obamacare for one and all Nov 18, 2013

    These construction crews sure hit a lot of gas lines. Do they even contact PSNC Energy prior to digging?