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Gas leak blocks school buses from Holly Springs neighborhood

Posted September 13, 2010

— A gas leak in the Holly Glen subdivision in Holly Springs prevented school buses from dropping children off in the neighborhood Monday afternoon, officials said.

A crew working on Wild Holly Lane struck a 2-inch gas line, PSNC Energy spokeswoman Angie Townsend said. Gas was shut off at about 3:50 p.m., and crews were working to repair the line, she said.

No injuries were reported, and services to about 10 homes was affected.

Holly Springs spokesman Mark Andrews said 12 to 14 nearby homes were evacuated shortly after the 2:15 p.m. incident, and local residents were allowed to return home at about 4 p.m.

Parents with children on six bus routes from Holly Grove Elementary School – the black, green, purple, orange, blue and yellow routes – had to pick up their children at school.


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  • Vietnam Vet Sep 13, 2010

    Same thing happened in Cary a couple of years ago...contractor for a company installing traffic control systems hit a gas line. Spewed flame for hours...

  • godnessgracious Sep 13, 2010

    if the school buses can't get in, maybe the parents can't get out?

  • cjohn0619 Sep 13, 2010

    I own the house at which this all occured. After more than a week of Time Warner Cable planning this dig to replace a cable, and after much spray painting (3 times marking the ground) to indicate where the utility lines are placed, they still messed up. And I was not notified of the gas leak--for general information or evacuation--with the crew even knowing I was home at the time of the incident because I had driven in and out earlier in the day and spoken to the crew.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Sep 13, 2010

    it's ok, not really important where it's at, just so that we know it's happening. accuracy is secondary.

  • woodallgeorge Sep 13, 2010

    Wild Holly Lane and the location shown on the map are in the Holly Glen Development and not in Braxton Village, which is adjacent.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Sep 13, 2010

    I'm always amazed at this goofs when they hit a pipe. Maybe they should ax the boss to see the map that shows them zactly where they all at.