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Gas leak prompts evacuation of strip mall

Posted September 7, 2012

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— Authorities evacuated several stores at Poyner Place, near Triangle Town Center, in Raleigh Friday afternoon after a strong smell of gas was detected.

Further information wasn't immediately available, but construction crews were working in the area Friday.

It's unclear if that was a factor in the leak.


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  • trianglerelic Sep 7, 2012

    The Police had all entrances blocked. Saw about 4 fire trucks and Hazmat truck. Construction workers sitting on the curb a ways back from the new Toys-R-Us building that is being errected. There are several food places there as well. The gas could have escaped from the construction or food outlet. Somone had too many Tacos.

  • justafella Sep 7, 2012

    Construction crew and a gas leak? Naw, but just maybe....