Gas leak closes part of Hillsborough Street near NC State
Posted December 30, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.