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Gas leak closes downtown Raleigh street during July 4 celebration

Posted July 4
Updated July 5

Salisbury Street is closed between Martin and Hargett streets in downtown Raleigh on July 4, 2014, due to the smell of gas. (Photo by Julia Sims)

— 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.

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