Gas leak closes downtown Raleigh street during July 4 celebration
Posted July 4, 2014
Updated July 5, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Salisbury Street was closed between Martin and Hargett streets in downtown Raleigh during the city's Fourth of July celebration because of a gas leak, authorities said.
The call came in around 9 p.m. Friday. A crew from PSNC Energy was investigating but took several hours to confirm the leak because workers had to dig through concrete to get to the pipe, a spokeswoman with the utility said.
No one was injured, and authorities did not evacuate any buildings the area. No other information was released.