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Gas leak closes part of Hillsborough Street near NC State

Posted December 30, 2013

Firefighters respond Dec. 30, 2013, to reports of a gas leak on Hillsborough Street near North Carolina State University. (Amanda Lamb/WRAL)

— A quarter-mile stretch of Hillsborough Street in Raleigh was closed for several hours Monday evening after a gas leak in the area.

Both directions of the road near North Carolina State University were closed at Henderson Street and Dixie Trail after a small service line was damaged while crews were paving in the area earlier Monday, according to PSNC Energy spokeswoman Angie Townsend.

A portion of the road had already been closed as a result, said Laura Hourigan, a spokeswoman for the Raleigh Police Department.

Some businesses in the area were evacuated as a precaution.

It was the second gas leak in Raleigh Monday. A building at 227 S. Salisbury St. had to be evacuated Monday morning.


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  • Inside The Beltline Dec 31, 2013

    Hear hear archmaker, and the Hillsborough Street closure is scheduled through January 5.
    Theirs is for the new developments goin in on Hillsborough St by Kane realty.

  • Blues Man Z Dec 31, 2013

    Archmaker is right, the DOT has plenty of other things to screw up. Please don't let them touch the sewers.

  • archmaker Dec 31, 2013

    sorry to the comment below, but the DOT doesn't have jack to do with this project and DOT isn't involved in sewer upgrades.

  • spiritseeker Dec 31, 2013

    That section of Hillsborough that was in the process of repaving after upgrade to sewer service was supposed to be completed on or before 12/23 and the detour on Brooks Ave was supposed to have ended. Neither happened and here we have another late completion by a DOT managed road project.